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William Butterfield architectural and design drawings, ca. 1838-1892.

Butterfield, William, 1814-1900.

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  • Title:
    William Butterfield architectural and design drawings, ca. 1838-1892.
  • Author/Creator: Butterfield, William, 1814-1900.
  • Creation Date: ca. 1838-1892.
  • Biographical/Historical Note: British architect, known for his ecclesiastical designs and his promotion of the Gothic Revival.
  • Arrangement: Organized in five series: Series I. Building designs (boxes 1*-3*, flatfile folders 1**-10**); Series II. Ecclesiastical objects (boxes 4*-8*, flatfile folders 11**-30**); Series III. Estimates (box 8*); Series IV. Memorials (flatfile folder 31**); Series V. Record drawings (flatfile folders 32**-33**).
  • Physical Desc.: 290 items..
  • Summary: A broadly representative selection of drawings and estimates for building and manufacture of designs, representing the various types of commissions Butterfield received and illustrating his work in promoting Gothic Revival design. Also included are record drawings (measured drawings) of buildings not designed by Butterfield.
    Series I. Building designs include drawings for 25 projects: churches and chapels, schools and hospitals. 58 plans, elevations, sections, and details (altars, screens, choir stalls, pavement patterns, pulpits, fonts, etc.) document the following church and chapel buildings: Severn-Stoke Church, 1838-1839; All Saints, Babbacombe, Devon, 1865-1874 (3); All Saints, Hastings, 1888-1889 (1); Ault Hucknall, Derbyshire, 1885-1888 (1); Balliol College Chapel, Oxford, ca. 1856 (1); Caterham Barracks Chapel, 1885-1887 (3); Christ Church, Albany St., London, 1883-1884 (2); Dalton, Yorkshire, 1868 (1); Fulham Palace Chapel, ca. 1864-1867; St. Andrew's, Rugby, ca. 1877 (4); St. Alban's, Baldwins Gardens, ca. 1855 (1); St. Augustine's, Bournemouth, 1891-1892 (1); St. Augustine's, South Kensington, London, ca. 1870 (5); St. Bartholomew Hyde, Winchester, 1865 (1); St. Bee's, Cumberland, 1886 (1); St. Clement's, Hastings, 1872-1876 (1); St. Denis, East Hatley, Cambridgeshire, ca. 1874 (8); St. Mary Magdalene, Enfield, 1881-1883 (3); St. Mary's Warwick, 1886 (1); St. Michael's, Winchester, 1879-1882 (1); Sedgebarrow, Worcestershire, 1867-1868 (1); Shaw, Berkshire, 1875-1878 (1); Tottenham All Hallows Church, 1875 (1); Winchester College, Large Chapel (1); also unidentified designs, including a design for a sculpture on the theme of the Passion, 1877. 120 drawings document designs for St. Michael's Hospital, Axbridge, Somerset (1878-1882) and Rugby School (1867-1885).
    Series II. Ecclesiastical objects designed by Butterfield are documented with drawings of furnishings and ritual objects. Butterfield's designs for church plate were adapted for use internationally, representative examples having been published by the Ecclesiological Society (formerly the Cambridge Camden Society) between 1847 and 1856. Many have materials and sizes indicated. The types represented: alms dish (3); altar frontal (1); candlestick (9); cathedra (1); chalice, paten and alms dish (3); communion service (1); cruet (1); desk (3); ewer (1); flagon (5); hinge (1); lectern (11); lighting fixture (16); litany stool (1); memorial (6); vase (4).
    Series III. Estimates relating to manufacture of objects and work with contractors. A few drawings in other series include attached estimates.
    Series IV. Memorials include six identified designs and a memorial in Romsey Abbey for an unidentified person.
    Series V. Record drawings, not by Butterfield, document Great Mongeham Church, Kent (14 drawings) and St. John the Baptist, Shottesbrooke, Berkshire (17 items), prepared for the 1844 publication on the building by the Oxford Architectural Society as an example of the English Gothic style. Also, one original print after a drawing by Butterfield of the Shottesbrooke Church.
  • Language: English
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: Finding aid available; folder level control.
  • Notes: Provenance: Starey collection.
  • Form/Genre: Architectural drawings -- 19th century
    Design drawings -- 19th century
  • Subjects: Rugby School Architecture -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century Architecture, Medieval -- Great Britain Church architecture -- Designs and plans Church buildings Church decoration and ornament Gothic revival (Architecture) Hospital buildings -- Designs and plans Schools -- Designs and plans
  • ID/Accession Number: 86-A319
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
  • OCLC Record Number: 78155661
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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