- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
The two sections through the vaults show a marked difference from each other. The rounder, squatter openings of SM 54/4/34 are replaced in SM 54/4/35 with far taller, lozenge-shaped openings, which creates spaces which John estimated could be as high as 18 feet . This, as John argued, was necessitated by the revision of the orientation of the church in mid-1825, and the subsequent digging of new foundations.
Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.
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Contents of Designs for the vaults for Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, October-November 1825 (3)
-  Design for the vaults at Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, copied October 1825
-  Design for the vaults at Holy Trinity Church Marylebone, London, 15 October 1825
-  Designs for the vaults at Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, November 1825