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Reference number

SM 54/1/26

Purpose

[35] Design for the principal front and tower of Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, 1822

Aspect

Plans and an elevation of a church. On the left is a plan showing the pendentive dome of a tower and with three openings on each side for windows. On the right-hand side (lower) is a plan of the tower’s architrave, with the positions of encircling columns. On the right-hand side (upper) is a plan for a dome with the positions of encircling columns. Centring lines are used. In the centre is an elevation of a five-bay church with a Doric portico and a door between the central intercolumniation. The end bays have large round-topped windows within relieving arches. On the roof is a tower consisting of: a base, a square tier with disengaged columns with their own entablatures and topped by Soane caps and pinecone finials, and a louvre window and clock face are within. Above is a short, square tier with a segmental pediment, followed by a cylindrical portion with a rusticated base and supported by Corinthian columns, This is surmounted by a small dome

Scale

bar scale of 22/10 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

Sketch of a Design for a Church proposed to be erected in the Parish of St. Marylebone / Dome of / Pantheon measurements and calculation are given

Signed and dated

  • 1822
    1822.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, red pen, wash and wash of cerulean blue, pricked for transfer on wove paper (652 x 552)

Hand

Soane Office, draughtsman

Verso

Section, running through the tower, of the church shown on the recto, but with Ionic columns across the entrance, with some measurements given

Level

Drawing

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