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Reference number

SM (6) 47/2/56 (7) 47/2/58 (8) 91/1/3a

Purpose

Design and working drawings for the sanctuary addition, 6 May 1788 and a record drawing dated 1805 (3)

Aspect

6 Plan of Altar and Plan of Vault under Altar
7 Section from C A to D B; Section from A C to B D; elevation of clerestory window; rough plan and section of dome; rough part-section of ceiling, part-section of external wall; and two elevations of round-headed doorway; (verso) Plan of Altar &c and Plan of Vault under Altar; rough section of basement; rough details of coffering; and rough elevation of coffering 8 copy of drawing 6, showing a plan fo the altar and a plan of the vault under the altar

Scale

(6-7) bar scale of 2/13 inch to 1 foot (8) to a scale

Inscribed

6 as above, The Right Honble Lord Arundell, Chapel at Wardour Castle, The Parts coloured red are new / those coloured dark are old, plans lettered A to H, The door F is to be in the middle / between G & H, E.E. These Piers of / equal dimensions, Radius of 14'9¼" (three times), This supposed line K is to be exactly / under the middle of door above, Radius 14'6¼", Foundation of altar, (Soane) A.A. These windows / to be cut out 3 feet / from the floor of the / vault. // B.C. this wall is to / be continued in a / streight line. / D. These walls are / not to be built / until directed, / but indents left / 3 inches deep, and dimensions given, calculations, (pencil) Not Perfect; (verso) Philip Yorke Esqr MP / New Cavendish Street / London 7 as above, The Right Honble Lord Arundell, Chapel at Wardour Castle, (Soane) Floor, floor of altar / Chapel, (Soane, pencil) Sanders may begin / this section on a / sheet of Cartridge / as large as it / will permit, This part of the Section should be sent (?)Dec: 20 1789, By Exeter Mail / to be left at / the White Hart / Salisbury, Vaulted, OO the mouldg & --- / of the Great / Arch is to / correspond with / those already / done, P. to correspond / with the / proposed arc / of the other / mouldings; (verso) plans lettered A to K, E.E. These Piers of equal dimensions / The door F. is to be in the middle / between G & H / The Parts colored red are new / those colored dark are old, Radius 14'9¼" (three times), This supposed line K. is to be / exactly under the middle / of door above, Foundation of altar, Radius 14'6¼" (twice) and dimensions given in pen and pencil

Signed and dated

  • (6) Welbeck Street, May 6th 1788 (7) Copy May 6th 1788 (8) Lincolns Inn Fields June 12th 1805

Medium and dimensions

(6) Pencil, pen and grey and pink washes on laid paper with four fold marks (459 x 582) (7) pencil, pen and wash on laid paper with one fold mark (464 x 584) (8) pencil, pen and black and red washes on laid paper attached to another drawing SM 91/1/3 (705 x 560)

Hand

(6-7) John Sanders (pupil 1784-90) (8) Brinsley Storace (pupil 1804-1807)

Notes

Drawing 6 and the verso of drawing 7 have plans for the basement and ground floor of the new addition. Drawing 8 is a copy of drawing 6 made in June 1805. The drawings show variant designs for both basement and ground floor. On the basement plans, drawing 7 has erasure marks between the piers and on the staircase while drawing 6 includes these alterations while displaying additional alterations in rough pen. Conversely, the ground floor plan appears more developed in drawing 7. 'Not perfect' is inscribed in pencil beside the ground floor plan on drawing 6. Drawing 7 has a ceiling plan; rough designs for the coffering are in the margins of the sheet.


Drawing 7 recto shows the addition in section, having a domed ceiling and apsidal ends as executed. The windows and outer wall have been altered in Soane's hand.

Drawing 6 is addressed to Philip Yorke, later 3rd Earl of Hardwicke, at his house in New Cavendish Street, London. Soane's reasoning for sending a working drawing to Yorke is unclear. Yorke was an early patron to Soane. Shortly after meeting in Italy, he commissioned alterations to his estate at Hamels Park, Hertfordshire as well as at his townhouse on New Cavendish Street. Soane also made alterations to Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire, when Yorke inherited his title.

Drawing 8 is a copy made by Brinsley Storace. Storace made copies of other built projects in June 1805, such as the entrance hall at Bentley Priory (q.v). This was probably an exercise for his own education. Drawing 8 is attached to another sheet showing an elevation of Cedar Court, Roehampton for John Thomson, 1804-1807.

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