Architectural Drawings from Badsey School

In the 1920s and 1930s at Badsey School, under the headship of Frank Amos, art played an important part in the curriculum at Badsey. A binder containing a number of architectural drawings has recently been found at Badsey First School and is to be deposited at Worcestershire Record Office. The binder contains the following drawings:

NAME

DATE

PLACE

BAYLISS, Berwick Bertram

1933

Doorway, Badsey Church

GEDEN, George

1921

Interior Plan of Council Houses, Badsey

JOHNS, Sam

1922

Bretforton, St Laurenceís Church, North Window of Transept, c 1325

MALIN, C

1921

Exterior of Council Houses, Badsey

SUTTON, George

-

Hinton on the Green, St Peterís Church

Unknown

-

Kilpeck, Hereford, Norman, Details of Door

Unknown

-

Overbury, Early English, c 1220

Unknown

-

Overbury, Reticulated Tracery, Decorated Style, c 1325

Unknown

-

Saxon Long and Short Work

Unknown

-

Southwell Cathedral, Decorated Capital

Unknown

-

Welford on Avon, Norman, 12th century

Unknown

-

Winchcombe Church Perpendicular, c 1450

Unfortunately, most of the drawings are unsigned, but those that have been signed are shown below.

The above two plans, entitled "Plan of Council Houses, Badsey", were drawn by 12-year-old Charles Henry Malin (born 9th February 1909) and 13-year-old George William Geden (born 9th August 1907). Charles Malinís family moved to the newly-built Council House at 3 Synehurst, Badsey, in 1921. The plan shows Nos 3 & 4 Synehurst. The exterior of the houses have changed remarkably little in 80 years. Today, the two side chimneys no longer exist, and there is a fence between the gardens.

The church architectural drawings above by Samuel Hemming Johns (born 21st August 1909) and George Lewis Sutton (born 13th August 1908) belong to the same era as the Council House drawings; the boys would have been about 13 at the time.

The plan of the doorway at Badsey is signed by B B Bayliss. This was Bertram Berwick Bayliss (born 27th August 1919), who left Badsey School in 1933 at the age of 14.


Updated 18 August 2002. Contact email: History@Badsey.net