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  • image SM 54/2/10

Reference number

SM 54/2/10


[64] Design for the interior of Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, 20 October 1824


Perspective view of the interior of a church looking towards the chancel. In the foreground is a font and down the centre are the lower free seats flanked on either side by box pews with the reading desk and pulpit opposite each other. In the aisles are pews facing inwards with square latticed windows behind. Between the free seats and box pews on the right are two visitors, one in a red coat, the other in the blue coat who is pointing. The gallery above is supported from part-fluted Doric columns and is formed by an arcade of arches with a balustrade. Arch-topped latticed windows are at gallery level. The ceiling is flat and compartmentalised with a fret moulding and rosettes within the compartments. At the end is an arch with spandrels and the altarpiece behind with three windows above


to a scale


(View of the interior looking towards the Communion Table.) / Design for a New Church in the Eastern division of the Parish of St. Marylebone.

Signed and dated

  • 20 October 1824
    20 Oct. 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pen, wash, coloured washes of cerulean blue, blue, brown, red and yellow on paper (660 x 514)


Soane Office, draughtsman





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