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  • image SM 54/1/18

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SM 54/1/18


[27] Finished drawing for the side of Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, 1820


Elevation showing the side wall of a nine-bay church. The first and ninth bays have rectangular latticed windows with console hood mouldings. The second and eighth bays have rectangular latticed windows articulated by closely-spaced screens of two fluted Doric columns. Below the windows of the first, second, eighth and ninth bays are moulded panels. The third to seventh bay have arched latticed windows within relieving arches. The building has a Doric frieze and a shallow pitched roof supporting an attic roof of five bays with acroteria along the roofline. This is connected by sarcophagi to single-storey, single-bay towers at each end with a flat roof


bar scale of 17/10 inches to 10 feet


Design for a Church proposed to be erected in the Parish of St. Marylebone. / (and in pencil) Design No. 4. Plan the same as / Design No.3 / The Front Elevation / the same as Design / No 5. / L.

Signed and dated

  • 1820
    datable to 1820 in accordance with design sequence

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of Payne’s grey, brown, sepia, and stone within an octuplet ruled border, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (950 x 609)


Soane Office, draughtsman


J WHATMAN / 1820


Carr, 1976, vol. II, p. 355, vol. III, p. 830 fig. 150



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