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ST. MARYLEBONE. Committee of the Vestry
The report of the committee, appointed to inquire about the terms, on which part of the ground at the south end of Portland Place, belonging to Lord Foley, may be obtained for the site of a parish church or chapel.
London: printed by Luke Hansard & Sons, 1811.
[4] p. : [1] hand-col. engr. plan ; 45.1 cm. (2°)

Docket-title from p. [1]. Imprint preceded by '(21.)'. The plan of the site between Portland Place and Mortimer Street on p. [2] is signed by 'John Nash' and 'John Soane', engraved by 'Js. Basire'. The text of the report on pp. [3--4] is addressed 'To the Vestry of the Parish of St. Mary-le-Bone', signed and dated '9 Feb. 1811'. Lord Foley was a client of Nash who had made him a substantial loan on the security of Foley House, and Nash had been directed in November 1810 to offer the site of the house to the vestry for building a new church (see Priv. Corr. X.A.2); Soane was approached for a valuation of the site of the proposed church the following month. According to an address to the parishioners dated 26 March 1811 (q.v.) a bill to construct a new church and two or more chapels was laid before Parliament, but nothing came of the scheme.

Binding Folded paper.

Reference Number 6234


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