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Appendix: Craftsmen's accounts for the building of Christ Church

Pages 289-296

Survey of London: Volume 27, Spitalfields and Mile End New Town. Originally published by London County Council, London, 1957.

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APPENDIX - Craftsmen's Accounts for the building of Christ Church

Mason's Work

The mason's work, which accounted for about half the total cost of the church, was carried out in Portland stone on the exterior, with some use of Moor stone for steps, and in Portland and Headington stone and Portland, Purbeck, Reigate and marble paving stone in the interior.

In 1717, and similarly at other times, he charged 2s. per ton for ’Carriage of Ashler Stone from the Waterside to the Church, not included in the Rates of the Contractor’: (fn. 1) his bill for 1718–19 included a charge for ’Extraordinary Land carriage’ of 583 tons of ashlar at 2s. per ton. (fn. 2) He charged 2s. 4d. extra per ton for material raised more than forty feet high, and proportionate rates for higher work.

In his enrichment of those parts of the internal cornices executed in stone he charged for ’runnings’ of carved work at rates ranging from 1s. per foot for ’Bead Carved 1½in girt’ to 2s. 8d. per foot for ’Ovolo Carved 4in girt’. He charged 6s. per foot for ’Runnings of Frett 16 In. wide and 1½ In. deep in Soffites of Arches Cut when Set’. (fn. 3)

The usual daily rate of pay of the working masons for ’day work’ was 3s.

EXTRACTS FROM MASON'S BILL, 1715

Quantity & Numbrs Price Summs
f £ s. d.
For 136 Of Portland Scantling Block per Contract per Cubic foot 0. 2. 15 11. 8
f
For 8388 Of Portland common Block Stone only per Contract per foot 0. 1. 11½ 821. 6. 6
f I
For 995 8 Of Heddington Block Stone only per Contract per foot 0. 1. 76. 14. 11
f I
For 8974 6 Of Portland Ashler Stone & Work per foot per Contract 0. 2. 1 934. 16. 10
f
For 147 Of Circular Portland Ashler, Stone & Work at per Foot per Contract 0. 2. 2 15. 18. 6
f
For 4691 Supl: of plain Portland workmanship per foot per Contract 0. 1. 0 234. 11. 0
[f]
For 458 Supl: Circular plain Portland workmanship per foot per Contract 0. 1. 1 24. 16. 2
f I
For 2379 6 Supl: Strait Molded Portland Workmanship per foot per Contract 0. 1. 4 158. 12. 8
f
For 129 Supl: Circular Molded Portland Workmanship only per Foot per Contract 0. 1. 5 9. 2. 9
f I
For 5035 6 Of Strait Heddington Ashler Stone & Workmanship per foot per Contr 0. 1. 5 356. 13. 7
f I
For 308 9 Supl: circular Heddington Ashler Stone & Workmanship per Foot 0. 1. 22. 10. 3
f
For 454 Supl: Strait Heddington Work per Foot 0. 0. 5 9. 9. 2
f I
For 514 6 Supl: circular plain Work of Heddington Workmanship only per Foot 0. 0. 11. 9
Tons For 200½ Carriage of Heddington Ashler at per Ton 0. 2. 0 20. 1. 0
For 1890 Supl: rough Purbeck paveing Stone and Work per foot 0. 0. 6 47. 5. 0
f. run For 1732 Tons Letting in of Chain Barr Workmanship only per foot 0. 0. 3 21. 13. 0
For 427½ Carriage of Portland Ashler at per Ton 0. 2. 0 42. 15. 0
NO. For 4 Scrouls carved to the North and South Doors, Each at 1. 7. 6 5. 10. 0

EXTRACT FROM MASON'S BILL, 1716

24 Roses carveing in the Dorrick Capitals at the East End Each at 0. 5. 0. 6. 0. 0

EXTRACTS FROM MASON'S BILL, 1717

No. 33 Faces of Capitals of Pillasters of ye Composite Order carvd 2F: 6IN Diameter upon ye Face Each at 4. 0. 0 132. 0. 0
F I
472 6 Running of Dentel cut in ye Portland Cornice 4In high & 3In deep at per Ft 1. 4 31. 10. 0
[Omission]
More to him
No. 4 Days Work of a Mason to make a Moddell of the Second Vaulting in ye Tower at per Diem 2. 6 10. 0
8 Days Work of a mason in makeing a Moddell for the Vaulting of ye Church at per Diem 2. 6 1. 0. 0
12 Days work of a Mason in making a Moddell of ye Outside of ye Tow'r at per Diem 2. 6 1. 10. 0
200 Faggots & half a Chaldron of Coals to melt Lead for the running Cramps & Joints in ye Masonry 2. 0. 0

EXTRACTS FROM MASON'S BILL, 1718–19.

12 Capitals of Pillars carved after the Composite Order 2F: 6In Diameter & 2F: 61 high Each at 17. 0. 0 204. 0. 0
8 Capitals of Half Pillars carved after the same manner & of the same size Each at 8. 10. 0 68. 0. 0
17 Faces of Pillaster Capitals of the same Diameter & Size carved at per Face 4. 5. 0 72. 5. 0
173 Modilions carved with a Leaf & Scroll as in the Corinthian Order10In by 5½ by 3½ Each at 0. 7. 6 64. 17. 6
167 Roses or Flowers between the Modilions carv'd 6½In Diameter 1½ Inch Embossed Each at 0. 5. 0 41. 15. 0
90 Large Flowers carved in soffites of Arches 11 Ins Diameter 3½ In Emboss'd Each at 0. 14. 0 63. 0. 0
No. [Omission]
33 Faces of Composite Capitals of Pillasters in the Bill of 1717 under Charged at per Face 5. 0 8. 5. 0

EXTRACTS FROM MASON'S BILL, 1723–4

No. 10 Key Stones Carved in the Arches 2F. 2In high and 8 In. Embost Each at 2. 10. 0. 25. 0. 0
20 Eyes of Scrolls Carved 2F: 2In high and 6 Inches wide Each at 0. 8. 0 8. 0. 0
10 Key Stones Carved with Cherubs heads lF 5In high lF 4In wide and 6 In: Embost Each at 1. 10. 0 15. 0. 0
16 Flowers Carved 3 Inches Diar and 1½ In. Embost Each at 0. 1. 0 0. 16. 0

EXTRACTS FROM MASON'S BILL, 1727–8 (SPIRE AND PORTICO)

No. l. s.
4 Crockets Carved 3ft: 5In by 2F: 6In Each at 2. 5. 9. 0. 0
4 Do. Carved 3F by 2F.: 7In Each at 2 :0. 8. 0. 0
4 Do. Carved 2' 9" by 2' 2" Each at 1 :10. 6. 0. 0
4 Do. Carved 2' 6" by 1' 5" Each at 1 :0 4. 0. 0
4 Do. Carved 2' 3" by 1 foot Each at 0 15 3. 0. 0
4 Corinthian Leaves Carv'd 3 Ft by 1' 3" Each at 1 5 5. 0. 0
4 Do. Carved 2': 4" by 1' 6" Each at 1 1 4. 4. 0
Ft In. s d
22 0 Run' of Drapery carv'd 8 Inches girt at per Ft 4. :0 4. 8. 0
18: 6 Supll Carvd Flowers wth Ribbons etc. at per Ft 6. 0 5. 11. 0

EXTRACTS FROM MASON'S BILL, I729–31 (THE FONT)

F. In.
A Purple Marble Bason molded fluted Guthern'd & Sunk 7 In. deep 2' 5" by 1' 10” 18. 0. 0
12:4 Run' of carved Husk in portld Stone 3½ In. Girt at per Foot 3 :0 1. 17. 0

Bricklayers' Work

The bricklayers' contract and bills charged for brickwork above ground, one brick and a half in thickness, at £5 10s. per rod with scaffolding and £5 5s. per rod without scaffolding, the bricklayer finding all material. If the Commissioners had provided the material the rates would have been reduced to £2 5s. and £2 respectively. The contract in July 1714 provided for 'making good Mortar well tempered and beaten with Wooden Beaters, Allowing 200 Pecks of Lime and Two Loads of Fulham Sand to a Rod of Brickwork etc'. It also provided for their ’useing in the said Works good and sound bricks hard and well burnt, picking out such as are semel [samel, or badly burnt] or soft burnt Bricks, and such as are shatterd or shaken in the making or burning, which are to be laid aside and Carried out of the Works, To the End that none but hard and sound place Bricks be used in the building (except where direction shall be given to use the Grey Stock Bricks amongst them) all which sorts are to be of the best and soundest Materials.

’Also to carry up the Work, to make good Bond in all and every the Courses of Brickworke filling all the Beds and joints compleatly with Mortar and wrought and performd after the best manner. (fn. 4)

Carpenter's Work

The carpenter used oak, fir and deal in the church. Like the mason he usually charged for 'day work' by his workmen at 3s. per day.

CARPENTER'S PROPOSAL, 11 APRIL 1717

£ s. d.
The Floor at foot of ye Roof the Beams 12 In. Sqr of Oak the Binding Joists of good Yellow Fir 9 & 4 sqr, the Ceiling Joists 4 & 2 In. Sqr of Fir at per Sqr 4. 0. 0.
The Roofing the principal Rafters of Oak 10 & 8 In. Sqr at Bottom & 8 & 7 In. at Top ye Braces 7 & 6 In. Sqr King Posts wth Joggles 12 In. at Bottom & 10 & 8 In. at Top, purlines 10 and 6 In. Sqr Small Rafters 6 In. and 3 In Sqr of Oak at per Sqvr 5. 10. 0
Flooring at foot of ye Roof over ye side Isles ye Beams 10 In. Sqr of Oak the Binding Joists of Fir 9 & 4 In Sqr ye Ceiling Joists 4 & 2 Sqr at per Sqr 3. 10. 0
The Roofing over ye Side Isles ye principal Rafters 7 & 6 In Sqr the Small Rafters 6 & 3 In Sqr the braces 6 by 4 In. Sqr all of Oak at per Sqr 4. 0. 0
Rough Boarding the Roof and Floor at per Sqr 1. 10. 0
Compass Coving and Bracketing at per Sqr 2. 18. 0
The Gallerys the Beams 9 In Sqr of Oak ye Joists 9 In. and 3 In. of Fir at per square 2. 15. 0
Flooring of good Yellow Deals the Sap Listed off plain'd and shot and well laid at per Square 1. 18. 0
Centers to aperture measuring the Soffites at per ft supll 0. 0.

EXTRACT FROM CARPENTER'S BILL, 1718–19

Sqr Fot
38:78 Roofing with Oak over the side Isles of the Church The Principal Rafters 7 by 6 Inches the small Rafter 6 by 3 Inches the King Post 7 by 6 Inches & the Braces 6 by 4 Inches at per Square 4. 4. 0 155. 2. 0
42: 19 Naked Flooring at Foot of the said Roof with Beams of Oak 10 Inches Square & binding joists of Fir 10 by 3 Inches 3. 0. 0 126. 11. 6
38:78 Rough Boarding the Roof with whole Deals for the Lead Covering at per Square 1. 10. 0 58. 3. 5
F. In
803. 0 Supll: of Guttering with whole Deal laid upon Oaken Bearers at per Foot 0. 6 20. 1. 6
212. 6 Running of Oak 10 Inches Square laid over the Columns to receive ye Plaisterers Cornice at per Foot 2. 1 22. 2. 8
Sqr Ft
24: 27 New Coverings to the Walls at per Square 17. 0 20. 12. 5
15: 17 Old Coverings new fitted up and laid upon the Walls at per Square 6. 6 4. 18. 7
Foot. In
2191. 0. Superficial Centering to Arches of Windows, Doors, & Apertures at per Foot 0. 31. 19. 0

Joiner's Work

Little of the joiner's work in the church survives. His bills include the following details of his work.

EXTRACT FROM JOINER'S BILL, 1725–6

At the Altar

[Foot]
108 Supll Waint Doric Pillars at per foot 0. 5. 0 27. 0. 5
229.10 Supll Waint Pilasters at per Ft 2. 0 22. 19. 8
42.0 Supll Waint Beadwk in Soffites in small panlls per ft 2. 0 4. 4. 0
106.0 Supll Waint Cover at per foot 4 1. 15. 4
5.4 Supll Circular Cover at per foot 0. 6 0. 2. 8
15.4 Supll 7½ In. Waint Glewd & fitted for the Carvd spandrels 4. 0 3. 1. 4
18.0 Supll 6in Waint for the Flowers in ye Metophs per foot 3. 0 2. 14. 0
46.5 Supll 2 In Waint per foot 0. 10 1. 18. 8
56.8 Supll of the same Circular per foot 1. 6 4. 5. 0
7.4 Supll 1½ In Waint at per foot 9 0. 5. 6
92.6 Supll Waint Freeze at per foot 10 3. 17. 1
4.7 Supll of the Sam [sic] Circular per ft 1. 8 0. 7. 7
230.0 Supll whole Deal bracketing for the Cornice per ft 6 5. 15. 0
26.7 Run' Wt Cornice after the Doric Order 12 In per ft 2. 0 2. 13. 2
26.0 Run' of Architrave & Freeze of Waint with Trigliphs & bells 2Ft: 2½Ins high at per foot 8. 0 10. 8. 0
26.4 Run' of Dorick Capitals 7 In High 1. 2 1. 10. 8
16.0 Run' of the Same Circular per foot 2. 11 2. 6. 8
2.1 Run' of 8 In. Waint Impost at per foot 1. 4 0. 2. 9
7.0 Run' of the Same Circular per foot 3. 4 1. 3. 4
1.9 Run' of Molded Base & cap 4½ In high per ft 9 0. 1. 3
7.2 Run' of the same Circular per foot 1. 10 0. 13. 1
48.4 Run' of 2½ In Astrigal per foot 5 1. 0. 1
29.8 Run' of the Same Circular per foot 1. 0 1. 9. 8
More to Gabl Appleby Joinr
A Pulpit of right Waint formed Oggee fashon the Pannells fineerd & inlaid, the framing wrought with a Quarter Round & the Pannels raised with the same, the Pulpit standing upon a Pedestal of Waint set off with Scrolls & other Ornaments the sounding Bord of Rt Wain’ finierd & inlaid supported by two revaild Pilasters with Corinthian Capitals having a Swelling Freeze & moulded Cornice to the same turned Circularly at the Corners together withe [sic] Waint Steps ascending to the pulpit having Brackets at the Ends Also the Cap Rail upon the Iron work of the Stairs the wainscotting under the Same & the Carpenters Work or Timbering to Carry the whole 120. 0. 0
A Reader & Clerks Desk of Rt Wain’ with Steps Handrail floor & Timbers compleat in too 25. 0. 0
An Alter table of Rt Waint 5ft long and 4.6 broad with Dorick Pillars & Entablature 5. 0. 0
Yds fool s
25. 4 Supll Bead wk in fronts of Pews 7. 6 9. 10. 10
197. 3 Supll Waint Benches per foot 6 4. 18. 7
28. 7 SupU Waint Deskboard per foot 6 14. 3
40. 0 Run' of Cap Moulding per foot 41 0. 15. 0
6. 4 Run' of 1 In Waint Molding per foot 2 0. 1. 0 165. 19. 8

EXTRACT FROM JOINER'S BILL, 1727–8

In the North and South Screens
Yds s d
28¾ F In. Supll1¼ In. Waint Beadwk pannels raised wth D° at per Yard 6. 6 9. 6. 10
319. 2 Supll 2 In Rt Wainvt Beadwk pannels raisd with a Bead on both sides at per Yard 1. 10 29. 5. 1
[F. In.] [s. d.]
85 :0 Supll Waint Fluted pilasters at per Foot 2. 0 8. 10. 0
7 :2 Supll 1½ In Waint for flowers at per foot 0. 7 4. 2
53 :2 Supll ½ In. Waint Cover at per foot 0. 4 17. 8
3 :0 Supll of D° Circular at per foot 0. 6 1. 6
31 :0 Run' of 8½ In. Wt Cornice at per foot 1. 5 2. 3. n
39 :6 Run’ of 6 In. D° at per foot 1. 0 1. 19. 6
61 :2 Run' of 6½ In. Wt Bedmolding Dentels at per Foot 2. 0 6. 2. 4
162 :6 Run’ of 6½ In Wt Architrave at per Foot 1. 1 8. 16. 0
108 :0 Run' of 6 In. D° at per Foot 1. 0 5. 8. 0
13 :0 Run’ of 4½ In. Dorick Base at per Foot 0. 9 0. 9. 9
12 :8 Run’ of 5½ In D° at per Foot 0. 11 11. 7
9 :4 Run' of 4½ In. Wt Capping at per foot 0. 9 0. 7. 0
35 :4 Run' of 3 In. Waint Dorick Architrave at per Ft 6 17. 8
No. 30 Dorick Tryglyphs 9 In. high & 4½ In. wide at Each 0. 9 1. 2. 6

Carvers' Work

Most of the carvers' work has also disappeared, except that on the present pulpit, formerly the reader's desk. Their bills include the following details.

EXTRACTS FROM CARVERS' BILL, 1725–6

Containing the Carving of the Pulpit Readers & Clerks Desk also the Screens & Fronts of the Gallerys.

F. In. s. d. £ s. d.
14. 0 of Great Torus Run’ carvd thro’ 11¼ Girt at per foot 11. 0 7. 14. 0
[Omission]
16. 0 Run' of impost carved with Cod Leaves per foot 4. 6 3. 12. 0
[Omission]
274. 10 Run' of Ogee Ovolo & Dentelling Carved 5& 12 In girt per foot 2. 4 32. 1. 3
[Omission]
23. 4 Run' of Astrigall Carved 2¼ In girt at per foot 0. 11 1. 1. 4
[Omission]
No. 8 Festoons Carved with Flowers, Wheat Ears etc 6ft 5½ by 5 ¼ In and an Inch Embost. Each at £
1.
10. 0 12. 0. 0
Faces
4 of Scrolls carved with Leaves & Shells under the Pulpit 2ft 2In girt at per foot 10. 0 2. 0. 0
8 Sides of the same carved with Eyes raisd at 3. 0 1. 4. 0
A Vase carved 9 In high & 4 In Diamr in a mean 10. 0
20 Flowers Carved 1& 14 In Each at 0. 4 6. 8
8 Faces of Capitals to Pilasters carved after ye Corinthian Order 8½ In. in face Each at 12. 6 5. 0. 0
17 Brackets at Ends of Steps carved 10 by 4½ In. Each 3. 0 2. 11. 0
7 Of the same carved 8 by 5 In at 3. 0 1. 1. 0
42 Cartoozes carved thr in the face & sides 1ft 8ln by 9 by 8 each at 1. 5. 0 52. 10. 0
2 Capitals to pillars carved after the Corinthian Order 20 In Diamr 6. 10. 0 13. 0. 0
40 Flowers Carved 1½ In Diameter Each at 0. 0. 4 0. 13. 4
26 Flowers carvd 7 In Diar & 1½ In Embost Each at 3. 4 4. 6. 8
23 Modilions Carved 7 by 3½ by 2½ In each at 2. 9 3. 3. 3
22 Flowers in the Coffers carvd 4 In Diamr each at 1. 0 1. 2. 0
16 Flowers carvd 9 In Diamr & 1Ins¼ Embost each at 5. 6 4. 8. 0
4 Days work of Carvers in making patterns per d. 5. 0 1. 0. 0
42 Drops carved under the Cartoozes 7 by 2¼ inch & ½ In Embost Each at 1. 0 2. 2. 0

EXTRACT FROM CARVERS’ BILL, 1727–8

No. £ s. d. £ s. d.
2 Couplets of Cherubs heads Carv’d 2 f. by 1' 8" the heads 6 Inches Embost Wings 2½In. Embost Each at 2 0 4. 0. 0
Cherubs
8
heads Carv’d 1' 6" by 1' 3" Each at 1 : 5 d. 10. 0. 0
s. d.
4 Flowers Carv'd 1' 10" by 8 In. & 2 In. Embost at 5. 6 1. 2. 0
5 Flowers Carv'd 10½ In. Diamer in Soffite of Entablature at the Altar Each at 3. 6 17. 6
2 Carv'd Flowers 8 In. Diamer & 2 In Imbost Each at 2. 0 4. 0
32 Flowers Carv'd 3 In. Diamer & ¾ of an In. Embost Each at 6 4. 16. 0
4 pannels Carv'd to the Church Wardens pew 1' 10½" by 1' 4½' & ½ In. Embost Each at 1. 5 5. 0. 0
s. d.
2 Do 1' 10½" by 10 In Each at 15. 0 1. 10. 0
24 Ft., 8 In. Run' of Carving 9 In. broad wth Flowers and Ribbons etc in pannels to the Christening pew at per Foot 7 : 6 9. 5. 0

Plasterer's Work

The following are the plasterer's ’proposal’ of 1718 and extracts from his bills.

PLASTERER'S PROPOSAL FROM ISAAC MANSFIELD FOR ST. JOHN'S, SMITH SQUARE, AND CHRIST CHURCH, ACCEPTED FOR THE FORMER 4 DECEMBER 1718

(The contract for St. John's, Smith Square, was accepted in the same month as his contract for Christ Church, which was probably very similar.)

£ s. d.
1. For Laithing & Plaistering work done with extraordinary hart Laths & Lath'd wth good 3d Nails of 3lb weight to the 1000. The first Coate to be Lath'd & Scrath'd in order to make good key for ye 2d wch is to be try'd with a ten or twelve ft Rule & floated, both wch Coates are to be of Good Stuff well turn'd up & wrought in the Best manner & finished wth a good Coate of white hair'd Stuff upon the two former at per yd 0. 1. 1
2. For Molded Work in the best manner (Ornaments excluded) at per foot Supll 0. 0. 6
3. For hard finishing in ye best manner with two Coates of Hard Stone Lime, & Sharp Sand well wrought & beat up at per Yard 0. I. 10
4. For Rendering upon the Walls wth Lime & Hair to be Scratch'd & try'd wth a Rule & floated as above at per Yard 0. 0. 4
5. For Washing, Stopping, Whiting, Sizing, Blacking & Colouring the Bottoms where it shall be required at per Yd 0. 0. 1

All the above mention d work to have no more than one Load 0f band to one hundred of Lime & not Less than ten Bushell of Hair to the same, the sand to be good Sharp pit Sand & not the White Sand Dug upon Black Heath.

That the Laths & Nails be according to a Specimen produced for the Approbation of ye Honble Commissra or their Officers.

£ s. d.
For Modillions to the 3Pt Order wth the Ogee Included at Each 0. 4. 0
For the Cists and Roses wth the Mold that passes from ye Modillion at Each 0. 0. 9
For the Dentells girting the front & Soffite at per ft Sup11 0. 0. 8
For the Ovolo wth Eggs and Anchors at per ft. Sup11 0. 0. 9
For Enriching all Small Molds at per foot Sup11 0. 1. 6
For Foliage at per ft. Sup11 0. 2. 6

PLASTERER'S BILL AT SPITALFIELDS, 1724–5

Yrds 125½ Circular Oak Lathing & Plaistering per Yrd 1. 4 8. 7. 4
603½ Strait Ditto at per Yard 1. 1 32. 13. 9
1578 Hard finishing on Walls at per Yard 1. 10 144. 13. 0
3I84.9 SupllMolded Work at per foot 0. 6 79. 12. 4
338.0 Supll fret Work at per foot 1. 6 25. 7. 0
874:6 Supll enrich'd Molding at per foot 1. 6 65. 11. 9
502.6 No Supll Dentelling at per foot 0. 8 16. 15. 0
252 No Modilions 10 by 5½ In. by 3½ In. Each at 4. 0 50. 8. 0
258 Flowers between the Same 7 In. DiamT and 2 Inches Embost Each at 0. 9 9. 13. 6
4 Flowers 3Ft 6In Diamr & 4 In. Embost Each at 2. 0. 0 8. 0. 0
4 Flowers 2 ft Diamr and 3 In. Embost at 16. 0 3. 4. 0
A Shield 2 ft by 2 ft and 3 In Embost 18. 0
16 Enrich'd Trusses 2 foot high & 10 Inches broad Each at 7. 6 6. 0. 0
Ft., In.
60., 0 Supll Foliage with Husks and Drops per foot 2. 6 7. 10. 0
Yrds.
900½ Common Rendering at per Yard 0. 4 15. 0. 2
1165½ Groin'd Rendering at per Yard 0. 6 29. 2. 9
266 Yards of Collowring at per Yard 0. 3 3. 6. 6
2989 Whiting at per Yard 0. 1 12. 9. 1

EXTRACT FROM PLASTERER' S BILL, I725–6

A Kings Arms 10 ft by 7 ft with an enrich't Cornice, Moldings & Festoons etc. supported by a Pedestal 15 ft by 4 enriched with Foliage & Drapery in toto 62. 0. 0

Smith's Work

The smith's bills contained a number of charges made at a rate in excess of those agreed, perhaps for the same reason as the payment of additional sums to the plumber (see page 156).

He charged for the iron gates and panels at the west and north-west sides of the church at 3¾d. and 3½d. per lb.

Plumber's Work

The plumber's rates, in his contract of January 1718/19, were as follows.

PLUMBER'S PROPOSAL FROM GEORGE DEVALL, AGREED 29 JANUARY 1718/19

£ s. d.
1. For Mill'd Lead, about 911. to the ft, finding all Carriage and Labour at per Cent 0. 13. 0
2. Workmanship Solder of Rain pipes at per ft Running 0. I. 0
3. Workmanship and Solder of Rain Water Cisterns at per Cistern 1. 0. 0

Painter's Work

The painter's contract in October 1723 was for painting throughout in four coats, on woodwork at 10d. and on ironwork at is. 4d. per yard. (fn. 5) Stonework was painted at the same rate as ironwork. For the years 1725–6 he charged for:

Yards 111½ Faces of Stone Composite Capitals painted 2 ft 6 in. Diameter each at 5/- £27. 17. 6'
[sic]

Glazier's Work

The glazier's work was chiefly in ’Crown Glass’ in lead or putty at 10d. to 11d. per foot. Some was in ’[New]castle Glass’ at 6d. per foot. No coloured glass is mentioned.

Pavior's Work

The pavior charged 4s. 6d. per yard for ’New Sizable Pebble paving’ and 5s. per yard for ’new paving with Purbeck Squares’.

Footnotes

  • 1. L.P.L., Book of Works I, mason's bill 1717.
  • 2. Ibid., 1718–19.
  • 3. Ibid., Book of Works II, mason's bill 1723–4.
  • 4. Ibid., Contracts I, pp. 12, 17.
  • 5. Ibid., p. 33.