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image SM (30) volume 62/76

Reference number

SM (30) volume 62/76


Record drawing of the addition


30 Cross-section and plan


to a scale

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and grey and pink washes on laid paper (236 x 366)


Soane office


sheet stuck down


Drawing 30 shows the built design, including the ceiling plan of the coffered oval dome. The sanctuary is a level higher than the nave. It has half-Corinthian columns at four curners, flanking the Ionic screens that support the galleries within the shallow apsidal ends. The ritual east end has a shallow segmental recess between attached Corinthian columns. At the corners, and projecting west (ritual east) are two stairwells; the staircases are omitted in the plan on drawing 30. The section has part of the roof in rough pencil; this part of the drawing is left unfinished.



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