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  • image SM 54/1/30

Reference number

SM 54/1/30


[41] Finished drawing showing variant designs for the rear of Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, 1822


Elevation of the rear (east) end of a five-bay church, merging two designs to the left and right, with varying heights of the individual components. The end bays have identical arch-topped latticed windows. Between the end bays is a recessed rear wall of the church , on the left are arches and a Diocletian window, the right has a fluted Doric column. On the roof is an attic roof. On the left it has two arch-topped latticed windows, and pediment and is taller, while the shorter right side has a Diocletian window. The tower(s) are almost identical to SM 54/1/29, 32, 33, but the tower on the left is shorter with latticed lancet windows on the second tier, whilst the tower on the right is taller and the Ionic columns are fluted


bar scale of 22/10 inches to 10 feet


No. 5. / Design for a Church proposed to be erected in the Parish of St. Marylebone. / Elevation of the East Front. / No.5.

Signed and dated

  • 1822
    Lincolns Inn Fields. / 1822.

Medium and dimensions

Pen, wash, coloured washes of Payne’s grey, light blue, brown, sepia, and stone, within a quintuplet ruled border, and pricked for transfer on wove paper (920 x 628)


Soane Office, draughtsman





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