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Designs for a second barrel vault for the interior, and for a loggia for Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, May 1823 (2)

Soane does not produce much work for Holy Trinity during 1823, which became a major issue the following year. Nonetheless, he revisited a drawing from 1820 (SM 15/2/8) and had a reverse perspective produced, this time looking back towards the organ gallery and main door. The layout is identical with the arcade of arches with stone balustrade. The ceiling is again barrel vaulted with the windows set high letting the light fall obliquely across the space, supplemented by smaller versions with descending inner sills at gallery level, and square windows at nave level. Even the pairs of parallel lines along the ground are identical. The major difference looking towards the other end is the arcade of arches which form the organ gallery, and vestibule behind. The same impression of an impressive one-point perspective is maintained. Nevertheless, it may reveal that Soane favoured this method of lighting the interior, and a clerestory level of this magnitude was still required.
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