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SM 54/2/9


[63] Design for the interior of Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, 19 October 1824


Perspective of the interior of a church looking towards the organ gallery and principal (west) entrance. The view is from the arch with decorated coffering, between the chancel and the nave. The reading desk and pulpit are in the foreground and in front are the free seats in the centre, box pews to the right, and against the right wall are pews looking inwards. To the rear at gallery level is the organ. The gallery has an arcade of arches supported by part-fluted Doric cloumns, with pews looking inwards. Behind are plain arch-topped windows. Between the nave and chancel, again supported by half-fluted Doric columns are two figures, one with a red, the other with a blue coat. The ceiling is flat and compartmentalised, framed with fret, and with rosette decoration within each compartment


to a scale


Sketch of a Design for the Interior of the New Church, in the Eastern division of the Parish of St. Marylebone. / Ceiling to / be flat

Signed and dated

  • 19 October 1824
    19 Oct: 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pen, wash, coloured washes of cerulean blue, blue, brown, red and yellow, and pricked for transfer on laid paper (712 x 515)


Soane Office, draughtsman
SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect




Carr, 1976, vol. II p. 401, vol. III, p. 868 fig. 224



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