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  • image SM 54/1/1

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SM 54/1/1


[51] Finished drawing for the ground floor of Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, 4 May 1824


Plan of a church of five by nine bays. On the entrance front, the central three bays are recessed behind a colonnade of four paired columns accessed by an external staircase. These are flanked by towers containing internal staircases. The interior is divided into a nave and two side aisles articulated by free-standing columns, and containing pews arranged horizontally in the nave and vertically in the aisles, with a row of poor benches down the centre. At the end of the nave are the pulpit and reading desk. At the rear is the chancel. Beyond is the rear entrance accessed by external steps and flanked by towers containing internal staircases. There are some pencil emendations on the right side


bar scale of 1 inch to 5 feet


Plan for the Church in the Gothic Style proposed to be erected in the Eastern division of the Parish of St Marylebone

Signed and dated

  • 4 May 1824
    Lincolns Inn Fields / C.J.R. 4th. May. 1824.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of brown and yellow within a quintuplet ruled border, and pricked for transfer on wove paper (964 x 627)


Probably Richardson, Charles James (1806--1871), draughtsman


J WHATMAN / 1822


John, 2003, p. 59 fig. 55, p. 62



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