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image SM 54/2/17

Reference number

SM 54/2/17

Purpose

[53] Design for the side of a Gothic version of Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, copied 10 May 1824

Aspect

Elevation of the (south) side of a nine-bay church in the neo-Gothic style. The south side shows nine bays with windows at vault level and arch-topped windiows divided into lights along the nave of equal height and divided by buttresses, those framing the first and ninth bays extend over the roof line. The roofline has square crenellations. Above is an eight-bay clerestory level with windows divided into lights. Above is a pitched roof. The tower is rectangular with a lucarne and clock, and square crenellations. The tower is supported by flying buttresses. Some faded pencil additions show a further one-bay extension of the crenellated clerestory wall, and an extension to the tower similar to the levels seen in SM 54/2/16

Scale

to a scale of 1 inch to 5 feet

Inscribed

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

Signed and dated

  • 1824
    Copied 10th May 1824: -CJR

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of brown, Payne’s grey and orange, and pricked for transfer on wove paper (740 x 540)

Hand

Richardson, Charles James (1806--1871), draughtsman
Design is initialed by Richardson

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