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  • image SM 54/1/17

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SM 54/1/17


[26] Finished drawing for the sides and front of Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, November 1820


Elevation and perspective view showing the west, north and south fronts of a church. Below is an elevation of the south front of a nine-bay church. The first and ninth bays contain rectangular latticed windows with console hood mouldings and are articulated by a screen of two Doric columns. The second and eighth bays have arched latticed windows within relieving arches and the third to seventh bays replicate this on a larger scale. The building has a Doric frieze and a shallow pitched roof, surmounted by an attic roof with five bays of latticed square windows. This is connected by a stone balustrade to towers at each end with a single latticed window. Above is a perspective showing the west and north fronts of a five-by-nine-bay church. The north front is identical to the elevation above, and the west front shows steps leading to a recessed series of four fluted Doric Columns. The entrance is flanked by single bays containing rectangular latticed windows with console hood mouldings


bar scale of 17/10 inches to 10 feet


Design for a Church proposed to be erected in the Parish of St. Marylebone. / Design No..2. / Front Extends 150: 0 ¾ / View of the North & West Fronts. / H.

Signed and dated

  • November 1820
    Lincolns Inn Fields. / November. 1820

Medium and dimensions

Pen, wash, coloured washes of Payne’s grey, brown, sepia and stone within an octuplet ruled border, and pricked for transfer on wove paper (950 x 650)


Soane Office, draughtsman


J WHATMAN / 1820


Carr, 1976, vol. II 354, vol. III p. 829 fig. 148



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