Finding aid for the William Butterfield architectural and design drawings, 1838-1896, undated

Alan Tomlinson and J. Gibbs.


Descriptive Summary

Title: William Butterfield architectural and design drawings
Date (inclusive): 1838-1896
Number: 850998
Creator/Collector: Butterfield, William
Physical Description: 290 items
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
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Los Angeles 90049-1688
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Abstract: British architect. Butterfield's drawings and estimates partially document 25 architectural projects (churches, schools, and hospitals), and 67 drawings are designs for ecclesiastical objects. The collection represents the types of commissions Butterfield received and illustrates his promotion of the Gothic Revival style.
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Language: Collection material is in French

Biographical / Historical Note

William Butterfield (1814-1900) was a British architect known for the Gothic revival style he championed. He studied with E. L. Blackburne and set up his own practice in 1840. A member of the Cambridge Camden Society, later the Ecclesiastical Society, he contributed designs to their journal The Ecclesiologist. Most of his work was for church designs, apart from that for schools and colleges (Rugby School and Keble College Oxford), and the Winchester County Hospital. Perhaps his best-known building is the All Saints Church, Margaret Street, London (1849-1859). The Royal Institute of British Architects awarded the Gold Medal to Butterfield in 1884.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

William Butterfield architectural and design drawings, 1814-1900, Library, The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 850998.
http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa850998

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 1985.

Processing History

Processed by Alan Tomlinson.

Digitized Material

Images are available online: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/850998

Scope and Content of Collection

A broadly representative selection of drawings for building and manufacture of designs, representing the various types of commissions Butterfield received and illustrating his work in promoting Gothic Revival. Also included are building estimates as well as record drawings (measured drawings) of buildings not designed by Butterfield.
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).
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).
Estimates include 10 letters about manufacture of objects and work with contractors. A few drawings in other series include attached estimates.
Memorials include six identified designs and a memorial in Romsey Abbey for an unidentified person.
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.

Arrangement note

Arranged in five series: Series I. Building designs; Series II. Ecclesiastical objects; Series III. Estimates; Series IV. Memorials; Series V. Record drawings

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Corporate Bodies

Rugby School

Subjects - Topics

Schools -- Designs and plans.
Church buildings
Church architecture -- Designs and plans
Hospital buildings -- Designs and plans.
Church decoration and ornament
Architecture, Medieval -- Great Britain.
Architecture-Great Britain-19th century

Genres and Forms of Material

Architectural drawings (visual works)
Design drawings

Contributors

Butterfield, William


Container List

 

Series I. Building designs, 1838-1896, undated

Physical Description: 173 items

Scope and Content Note

Scattered drawings for building designs include details and technical drawings. Most of the drawings are for churches or related buildings. Some drawings are for the Rugby School and the Cheddar Hospital. Two folders hold unidentified architectural drawings.
box 1*, folder 1

Severn-Stoke Church, 1838-1839

Severn-Stoke Church

Scope and Content Note

Architectural detail.
Flatfile 1**

All Saint's Church, Hastings [Sussex], 1869-1870

All Saint's Church, Hastings [Sussex]

Scope and Content Note

Design for the East wall of chancel.
Flatfile 2**

East Hatley Church, 1874

East Hatley Church

Scope and Content Note

Ground plan, 2 elevations, South and North elevations, several sections and details.
box 1*, folder 2

Tottenham All Hallows Church [Greater London], 1875

Tottenham All Hallows Church [Greater London]

Scope and Content Note

Design for heating system. See also Series III, for estimate of installation.
 

Rugby School [Warwickshire], 1878-1879

Flatfile 3**

Temple Reading Room and Art Museum

Temple Reading Room and Art Museum

Flatfile 4**

Proposed buildings and school rooms

Proposed buildings and school rooms

box 1*, folder 3

Belfast St. Mark's Church, Dundela [Ireland], 1876

Belfast St. Mark's Church, Dundela [Ireland]

Scope and Content Note

Design for the east wall.
 

St. Michael's Home, Cheddar [Axbridge, Somerset], 1878-1882

box 1*, folder 4

Block plan, basement and cellar plans

Block plan, basement and cellar plans

box 1*, folder 5

First floor plan and plan of roof

First floor plan and plan of roof

box 1*, folder 6

Three sections and four sections

Three sections and four sections

box 1*, folder 7-8

Lodge

Lodge

box 2*, folder 1

Details

Details

Scope and Content Note

Details of windows and details of seats in chapel.
box 2*, folder 2

Detail of pump house

Detail of pump house

box 2*, folder 3

Chaplaincy: plans

Chaplaincy: plans

Scope and Content Note

Ground plan, chamber and attic plans.
box 2*, folder 4

Chaplaincy: sections

Chaplaincy: sections

Scope and Content Note

Two sections and design for stables.
box 2*, folder 5

Proposed additions: plans

Proposed additions: plans

Scope and Content Note

Site plan and plan of cellars.
box 2*, folder 6

Proposed additions: plans and sections

Proposed additions: plans and sections

Scope and Content Note

Ground and first floor plans, second floor plan and 3 sections.
box 2*, folder 7

Proposed additions: 4 sections

Proposed additions: 4 sections

Flatfile 5**-6**

Various plans, elevations, and sections

Various plans, elevations, and sections

Flatfile 7 **

Proposed additions

Proposed additions

Flatfile 8**

St. Mary Magdalene, Enfield [Greater London], 1891

St. Mary Magdalene, Enfield [Greater London]

Scope and Content Note

Plan of tile pavement, reredos, South Wall
box 3*, folder 1

St. Augustine's Church, Bournemouth [Hampshire], 1892

St. Augustine's Church, Bournemouth [Hampshire]

Scope and Content Note

Vestry.
Flatfile 9**

St. Thomas' Church, Leeds, 1896

St. Thomas' Church, Leeds

Scope and Content Note

See Series III, written estimate from J. Norris & Sons. Ground plan, reredos and wall.
 

Undated and partially unidentified building designs. undated

box 3*, folder 2

St. Bartholomew Hyde Church [Hyde, Winchester?], seating plan

St. Bartholomew Hyde Church [Hyde, Winchester?], seating plan

box 3*, folder 3

Haydon Church, architectural details

Haydon Church, architectural details

box 3*, folder 4

St. Augustine's Church, pillar

St. Augustine's Church, pillar

box 3*, folder 5

Uddington Church, North porch

Uddington Church, North porch

box 3*, folder 6

Unidentified Church, floor plan

Unidentified Church, floor plan

box 3*, folder 7

Unidentified Church, East wall

Unidentified Church, East wall

box 3*, folder 8

Unidentified, architectural section

Unidentified, architectural section

Flatfile 10**

Unidentified, architectural drawings

Unidentified, architectural drawings

 

Series II. Designed ecclesiastical objects, 1859-1895

Scope and Content Note

Designs for ceremonial objects and church furnishings. Arranged alphabetical by location of church; all in Great Britain unless otherwise noted.
box 4*, folder 1

Qu'Appelle Church: communion plates and chalices [Canada], 1892

Qu'Appelle Church: communion plates and chalices [Canada]

Scope and Content Note

Aldbury Church: Private communion plate.
box 4*, folder 2

Ault Hucknell Church [Derbyshire], undated

box 4*, folder 3

Seats

Seats

box 4*, folder 3

Lamps

Lamps

box 4*, folder 4

Babbacombe All Saints Church [Devon]: furnishings, 1871

Babbacombe All Saints Church [Devon]: furnishings

box 4*, folder 5-6

Bournemouth, St. Augustine's Church [Hampshire],

box 4*, folder 5

Altar desk

Altar desk

box 4*, folder 6

Altar Vase, communion plate, alms dish

Altar Vase, communion plate, alms dish

Flatfile 11**

Candlesticks and brass bracket

Candlesticks and brass bracket

Flatfile 12**

Candlesticks

Candlesticks

Flatfile 13**

Brighton, St. Patrick's Church: lectern, undated

Brighton, St. Patrick's Church: lectern

Flatfile 14**

Canterbury, St. Augustine's College [Kent]: altar desk, circa 1880

Canterbury, St. Augustine's College [Kent]: altar desk

 

Caterham Guards Chapel [Surrey], undated

box 4*, folder 7

Gas brackets

Gas brackets

Flatfile 15**

Furnishings

Furnishings

Scope and Content Note

Nave andsle seats, altar desk, detail of altar front.
 

Cheddar Hospital [Chapel, St. Michaels], 1889

box 4*, folder 8

Flagon

Flagon

Scope and Content Note

See also Series III for written estimates for 2 lecterns.
Flatfile 16**

Candlestick

Candlestick

box 5*, folder 1

Christleton Church [Cheshire]: reredos, 1893

Christleton Church [Cheshire]: reredos

box 5*, folder 2

Cliffe Pypard Church [Wiltshire]: paten, undated

Cliffe Pypard Church [Wiltshire]: paten

box 5*, folder 3

Cowley, St. John's Church [Oxon.]: communion plate, altar furnishings, 1871

Cowley, St. John's Church [Oxon.]: communion plate, altar furnishings

box 5*, folder 4

Cumbrae College Chapel [Scotland]: litany desk, circa 1859

Cumbrae College Chapel [Scotland]: litany desk

box 5*, folder 5

Dalton Church [Yorkshire]: chancel screen, undated

Dalton Church [Yorkshire]: chancel screen

 

Dover Castle, St. Mary's Church, circa 1889-1890

box 5*, folder 6

Lectern

Lectern

Flatfile 17**

Altar vase

Altar vase

Flatfile 12**

Candlestick

Candlestick

Scope and Content Note

With candlestick from Bournemouth.
Flatfile 18**

St. Mary Magdalene Enfield [Greater London]: furnishings, undated

St. Mary Magdalene Enfield [Greater London]: furnishings

box 5*, folder 7

Fulham Palace Chapel [Greater London]: seats, desks, undated

Fulham Palace Chapel [Greater London]: seats, desks

box 5*, folder 8

Great Berkhamstsead Church [Hertfordshire]: Bible desk, undated

Great Berkhamstsead Church [Hertfordshire]: Bible desk

 

St. John's Church Hammersmith [Greater London], 1859, 1890

box 5*, folder 9

Candlesticks

Candlesticks

Flatfile 19**

Chancel screen

Chancel screen

box 5*, folder 10

St. Clement's Church Hastings: seats, desk, circa 1872

St. Clement's Church Hastings: seats, desk

box 6*, folder 1

Lincoln Cathedral: communion plate, 1887-1889

Lincoln Cathedral: communion plate

Scope and Content Note

See also Series III for written estimate.
box 6*, folder 2

Christ Church Albany Street, London: pulpit, circa 1849

Christ Church Albany Street, London: pulpit

 

St. Alban's Church, Baldwin Gardens (Holborn), London, undated

box 6*, folder 3

Altar cloth

Altar cloth

Flatfile 20**

Cover for Litany book

Cover for Litany book

box 6*, folder 4

St. John's Church Drury Lane ("Broad Court"), London: lectern, undated

St. John's Church Drury Lane ("Broad Court"), London: lectern

box 6*, folder 5

All Saint's Margaret Street, London: altar frontal, circa 1859

All Saint's Margaret Street, London: altar frontal

 

North Eling Church, 1892

box 6*, folder 6

Hanging lamp

Hanging lamp

Flatfile 21**

Lamp brackets

Lamp brackets

Flatfile 22**

Oxford, Balliol College Chapel [Oxfordshire]: stall seats, undated

Oxford, Balliol College Chapel [Oxfordshire]: stall seats

box 6*, folder 7

Pilton Church [Somerset]: paten, undated

Pilton Church [Somerset]: paten

box 6*, folder 8

St. Michael's Church Portsmouth: chalices, 1876

St. Michael's Church Portsmouth: chalices

Flatfile 23 **

London, Holy Trinity Church Rotherhithe: candlesticks and hanging light, undated

London, Holy Trinity Church Rotherhithe: candlesticks and hanging light

box 6*, folder 9

London, St. Barnabas' Church Rotherhithe: chalice, flagon, circa 1872

London, St. Barnabas' Church Rotherhithe: chalice, flagon

box 6*, folder 10

London, St. Paul's Church Rotherhithe: chalice, circa 1893

London, St. Paul's Church Rotherhithe: chalice

 

Rugby, St. Andrew's Church, circa 1870-1879

box 6*, folder 11

Gas lantern,

Gas lantern

Flatfile 24**

Furnishings

Furnishings

Flatfile 25**

Vases, light bracket, candlestick

Vases, light bracket, candlestick

box 6*, folder 12

Candlestick

Candlestick

box 6*, folder 13

St. Alban's Abbey [London?]: windows, hinge, undated

St. Alban's Abbey [London?]: windows, hinge

Flatfile 26**

St. Bees Church [Cumberland]: furnishings, circa 1886-1887

St. Bees Church [Cumberland]: furnishings

Flatfile 27**

Sedgeberrow Church [Worcestershire]: chancel screen, undated

Sedgeberrow Church [Worcestershire]: chancel screen

box 7*, folder 1

Shaw Church [Berkshire]: seats and desk, undated

Shaw Church [Berkshire]: seats and desk

Flatfile 28**

St. Augustine's Church South Kensington (Queen's Gate), London: furnishings, 1876-1886

St. Augustine's Church South Kensington (Queen's Gate), London: furnishings

box 7*, folder 2

Stowlangtoft Church [Suffolk]: chalice, flagon, 1887, 1889

Stowlangtoft Church [Suffolk]: chalice, flagon

box 7*, folder 3

Sudbury, St. Gregory's Church [Suffolk]: chalice and paten, 1892

Sudbury, St. Gregory's Church [Suffolk]: chalice and paten

Scope and Content Note

(see also Series III for written estimate).
box 7*, folder 4

Tottenham All Hallows Church [Greater London], 1877

Tottenham All Hallows Church [Greater London]

Scope and Content Note

Lecterns (see also Series III for written estimate).
box 7*, folder 5

Wantage St. Mary's Church [Berkshire]: gaslight standard, circa 1880

Wantage St. Mary's Church [Berkshire]: gaslight standard

Flatfile 29**

Warwick, St. Mary's Church: reredos, 1883-1886

Warwick, St. Mary's Church: reredos

box 7*, folder 6

Winchester, St. Cross Church [Hampshire]: candle-holder, undated

Winchester, St. Cross Church [Hampshire]: candle-holder

box 7*, folder 7

Winchester, St. Michael's Church [Hampshire]: seats, desks, undated

Winchester, St. Michael's Church [Hampshire]: seats, desks

box 7*, folder 8

Winchester College Chapel [Hampshire]: choir stalls, undated

Winchester College Chapel [Hampshire]: choir stalls

box 7*, folder 9

Woolwich, St. Michael's Church [Greater London]: gas lights, undated

Woolwich, St. Michael's Church [Greater London]: gas lights

box 7*, folder 10

St. Andrew's Church Kumgani [Zanzibar / Tanzania]: communion plate, 1888

St. Andrew's Church Kumgani [Zanzibar / Tanzania]: communion plate

 

Unidentified, 1877-1878, 1895, undated

box 8*, folder 1

Heath's Court [Derbyshire? Coalpit Heath?]: lighting fixtures, undated

Heath's Court [Derbyshire? Coalpit Heath?]: lighting fixtures

box 8*, folder 2

Dublin, St. Columba's College Chapel [Ireland]: light bracket, undated

Dublin, St. Columba's College Chapel [Ireland]: light bracket

box 8*, folder 3-4

All Saints' Church: lectern, flagon, 1878, undated

All Saints' Church: lectern, flagon

box 8*, folder 5

Unidentified lecterns, undated

Unidentified lecterns

box 8*, folder 6

Unidentified flagons, undated

Unidentified flagons

box 8*, folder 7

Unidentified oil lamp, undated

Unidentified oil lamp

box 8*, folder 8

Unidentified alms dishes and chalices, 1878, undated

Unidentified alms dishes and chalices

box 8*, folder 9

Unidentified altar cross, undated

Unidentified altar cross

box 8*, folder 10

Unidentified mosaic, undated

Unidentified mosaic

box 8*, folder 11

Unidentified candlestick, undated

Unidentified candlestick

box 8*, folder 12

Floral design by Butterfield, undated

Floral design by Butterfield

Scope and Content Note

Drawing for "Windows or Reredos" by J. T. Redfern
box 8*, folder 13

Design for sculpture [Passion], 1877

Design for sculpture [Passion]

Flatfile 30**

Unidentified candlestick, 1895, undated

Unidentified candlestick

 

Series III. Estimates, 1875-1896

Physical Description: 10 items

Scope and Content Note

Estimates for the manufacture of Butterfield's designs for objects, and with sub-contractors for the installation and construction of architecture.
box 8*, folder 14

Seven letters from Hart, Son, Peard and Co., 1875-1892

Seven letters from Hart, Son, Peard and Co.

Scope and Content Note

Estimates for the manufacture of various objects designed by Butterfield.
box 8*, folder 14

One letter from G. N. Haydon and Son, 1875

One letter from G. N. Haydon and Son

Scope and Content Note

For making and installing a central heating system in Tottenham Church.
box 8*, folder 14

One estimate from J. Norris & Sons, Builders … Contractors for St. Thomas' Church in Leeds, 1896

One estimate from J. Norris & Sons, Builders … Contractors for St. Thomas' Church in Leeds

box 8*, folder 14

One Estimate from John Boulton & Co. for St. Thomas' Church, Leeds, 1896

One Estimate from John Boulton & Co. for St. Thomas' Church, Leeds

 

Series IV. Memorials, circa 1869-1894

Physical Description: 7 items

Scope and Content Note

Designs for memorials to individuals.
Flatfile 31 **

Rochester Cathedral: Mary Jane Ann Scott, 1885

Rochester Cathedral: Mary Jane Ann Scott

Flatfile 31 **

Hursley Church: Cromwell monument, 1885

Hursley Church: Cromwell monument

Flatfile 31 **

Unknown location: Anna Maria Hanbury, 1879

Unknown location: Anna Maria Hanbury

Scope and Content Note

With estimate attached.
Flatfile 31 **

Unknown Location: Bishop Gray, circa 1872

Unknown Location: Bishop Gray

Flatfile 31 **

Unknown location: Emily Carington, circa 1869

Unknown location: Emily Carington

Flatfile 31 **

Lincoln Cathedral: William John Butler, 1894

Lincoln Cathedral: William John Butler

Flatfile 31 **

Romsey Abbey: unknown, 1894

Romsey Abbey: unknown

 

Series V. Record drawings, circa 1844, undated

Physical Description: 31 items

Scope and Content Note

Documentary drawings for two buildings, not designed by Butterfield. Drawings for the Great Mongeham Church were prepared for the 1844 publication on the building by the Oxford Architectural Society as an example of the English Gothic style.
Flatfile 32**

Great Mongeham Church [Kent], circa 1844

Great Mongeham Church [Kent]

Physical Description: 14 drawing(s)
Flatfile 33**

St. John the Baptist, Shottesbroke Church [Berkshire], undated

St. John the Baptist, Shottesbroke Church [Berkshire]

Physical Description: 17 items