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  • image SM 54/3/11

Reference number

SM 54/3/11


[28] Design for the principal front of Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, 1820


Plan, elevation and section of a church. The plan at the top of the sheet shows the bottom right segment of a circular base for the church tower, with two encircling columns, the bottom left segment is heavily faded. Beneath is the front (west) elevation of a five-bay church with a Doric portico, and three doors between the intercolumniations. The bay windows are rectangular with console-hood mouldings. Above the left window is a pedimented panel with a relief within, while above the right window is a square recessed panel. Above the entrance is a clock face set in a pedimented frame. Behind is a plinth with Soane caps and pinecone finials, then the tower with a drum at the base, the circular second tier with a colonnade of Ionic cloumns and lancet windows. Above is a round dome surmounted by a finial with a pinecone. Behind the tower is a raised roof. To the left is an axial section showing the front portico and the tower masonry


bar scale of 11/10 inches to 10 feet


Sketch of a Design for a Church to be erected in the Parish of St. Marylebone. - / Entab / height of Dome some measurements are given

Signed and dated

  • 1820

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash and coloured wash of pink on wove paper (516 x 363)


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