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SM 54/4/4


[79] Design for the principal front at Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, copied December 1825


Elevation of the western side of a church of five bays. There is a porch supported by four Ionic columns with double doors between the intercolumniations and windows above the two doors flanking the main central door. The end bays have square-topped windows at nave level and arch-topped windows at gallery level. On the roof is a short balustrade and behind is the tower consisting of: a base with a arch-topped window, a tall second tier with louvre and clockface, a frieze of fret, and Corinthian pilasters. The top has Soane caps and pinecone finials. The next tier is cylindrical with a shuttered lancet window and supported by engaged Corinthian columns. Above is a dome with a finial and this is surmounted by a weather vane


bar scale 1 inch to five feet


Copy-to be returned / No..4 25 / 5” York cap stone / Inverted Arch / 5” York / Elevation of the West. Front. / Portland / average Bed 9” / York Steps / 6” Bed / The Ground Line / Bath Stone 9” ½ Bd / Portland Stone / 6” Bed / 15”Bed / Bath Stone / Portland Stone. / 10” Bed / Bath Stone / See Drawing at large No. 8. / (in pencil) Steeple (see larger / Drawing) some measurements and calculations given

Signed and dated

  • December 1825
    L.I.F. Decr. 1825

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of blue, Payne’s grey, olive green, stone and yellow, on wove paper (746 x 542)


Soane Office, draughtsman





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