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image SM 54/1/31

Reference number

SM 54/1/31

Purpose

[43] Finished drawing for the side of Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, 1822

Aspect

Elevation of the side of a nine-bay church. The first, third to seventh and ninth bays have arched latticed windows within relieving arches. The second and eighth bays have rectangular windows, recessed behind a screen of two fluted Doric columns. Above is a Doric frieze, in which every second pair of metopes is shaded, and above the third and fifth bay only one is shaded. Above is a shallow pitched roof. Above the first bay there is a tower supported by a base containing a framed roundel. Above, the main body of the tower is supported by Ionic columns on each corner, and with pinecone caps on above. Between the Ionic columns there is a shuttered louvre with a clock face above. The portion of the tower above is square with a domed roof. It is pierced by three lancet windows, a recessed rectangular panel, and is flanked by fluted pilasters. Above is a cylindrical tower with a rusticated base and a lancet window, with the architrave supported by Corinthian columns. Above is a dome surmounted by a pinecone cap on a strigilated plinth. To the right-hand side of the tower is a stone balustrade with a recessed panel connecting to an attic roof with five bays of arched lattice windows, and antefixes are placed atop the architrave. The roof has a pediment at each end Elevation of the side of a nine-bay church. Similar to SM 54/1/32, but the windows to the vault are omitted and the second tier of the tower has three narrow lancet windows as seen for example in SM 54/1/26, 27, 31, 34

Scale

bar scale of 22/10 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

Design for a Church proposed to be erected in the Parish of St. Marylebone.

Signed and dated

  • 1822
    Datable to 1822 as it conforms in style to SM 54/1/30 and SM 54/1/32

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of brown, Payne’s grey, stone, and yellow within a double ruled border, and pricked for transfer on wove paper (940 x 640)

Hand

Soane Office, draughtsman

Watermark

SMITH&ALLNUTT / 1818

Notes

This design is a slight variant of its partner (SM 54/1/32) as it contains three small windows within the tower, corresponding with one half of the variant design in SM 54/1/31.

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