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Reference number

SM 54/4/2


[88] Design for ground floor of Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, copied 18 January 182(6)


Plan of a five-by nine-bay church. Steps lead to four projecting columns and behind is a tri-portal entrance flanked by towers containing internal staircases. The right half shows the plan with free seats along the side aisle and down the centre of the nave, and between them are a row of pews all arranged horizontally, with the reading desk at the end. The left half shows the soffit arrangement for the arches at gallery level. At the rear of the church the location of the altar is shown, with the flanking vestry and robing rooms. A walkway runs across the back of the wall of the altar connecting the vestry and robing room. Behind is the rear entrance approached by steps with two flanking towers with internal staircases connected by a landing


bar scale of 1 inch to 5 feet


Plan of a Design for a Church to be erected in the Eastern Division of the Parish of St. Marylebone. / (To be returned) / No. 2 /25 / See Window-at large No. 20 / (2nd Course of Masonry) / See Drawing No. 22 / See Window-at large / No. 20 / Free Seats / Flap Seat / Flap Seat / Flap Seat / Chy / Vestry Room / Staircase / Free Seats / 2nd Course / Mem: - One Half of this Plan shews the Pews and the Free Seats on the Ground Floor / the other half shews Plaster Sofites &c.. under the Galleries. / 3rd Course / Area / Landing / Arched Sofite / (Chy.) / Robing Room / Staircase / See Drawing No. 20 / A / B/ 3rd Course of Masonry detailed measurements and calculations given

Signed and dated

  • 18 January 182(6)
    18th.. Janry. 182 this plan seems to be part of a sequence with SM 54/4/1 and SM 54/4/3, as occasioned by the use of No. 1, and No. 3, and for this No.2. As SM 54/4/1 is dated to October 1825, and SM 54/4/3 January 1826, there can a high probability this plan dates to January 1826

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of blue, brown, orange, pink, and yellow, pricked for transfer on wove paper (722 x 525)


Soane Office, draughtsman


Faded pencil sketch of an unknown subject



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