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  • image SM 54/1/12

Reference number

SM 54/1/12


[21] Finished drawing for the gallery of Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, 1820


Plan of a church of five by nine bays. On the entrance front, the central three bays are recessed behind a colonnade of four columns accessed by an external staircase. These are flanked by towers containing internal staircases. The gallery level shows the vertical arrangement of the pews, and the columns from gallery to roof, with the choir pews at one end. The rear entrance shows two small staircases leading up to the rear gallery. Across the nave are square panels representing the compartmental ceiling


bar scale of 12/10 inches to 10 feet


Design for a Church proposed to be erected in the Parish of St. Marylebone. / Design No. 6 / no elevation / S / Plan of the Galleries &c

Signed and dated

  • 1820
    1820. Datable with SM 54/1/11 and therefore likely to be dated to November 1820

Medium and dimensions

Pen, red pen, wash, coloured washes of cerulean blue and yellow within a sextuplet ruled border, and pricked for transfer on wove paper (882 x 582)


Soane Office, draughtsman



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