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  • image SM 54/4/8

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SM 54/4/8


[82] Design for the steeple/tower at Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, copied December 1825


Plans, part-elevation and part-section of a church tower. On the left are three plans aligned above each other. The bottom shows a square plan of the bottom portion of a tower with the position of the corner pilasters given. The middle plan is square with a circular interior and with projections for the architrave. Above is a square plan with a circular interior showing the position of eight encircling columns, and the square portion of the tower shown from above. The part-elevation and part-section on the right show the first tier with louvre window and clock face above, Corinthian pilasters and frieze of fret. The architrave has Soane caps and pinecone finials. the second tier is cylindrical with shuttered lancet windows and a colonnade of engaged Corinthian columns. Above is a dome and a finial. The section shows the different outer stones used and the metal rods within the inner frame of the dome. Red pen is used for centring


bar scale of 2 inches to 5 feet


Copy (to be returned) / Plans, Elevation, &Section of the Steeple_ / No..8 / 25 _ / Plan on the line. A.B. / 6” York Landing / Joggled Joints / 6” York Landing / Joggled Joints / Plan on the line. C.D / Frieze / Plan with line E.F. / The whole of the Masonry of / the Steeple above this Plinth / will be of Portland &/or / Bath / Stone as described / Section / Brickwork / York / / 6” York Stone / &. Groove run with / Lead & clamped / A B / Bath Stone / Bath Stone / C. Chain Bar 11/4 Square / Portland / C D / Portland Stone / York / York Stone / Portland Stone / Portland Stone / E F / Bath Stone / Bath Stone / (in pencil) Portland Stone / Portland Stone / C.C.C.C. Chain, Bar / run with Lead. / Portland Stone and measurements given

Signed and dated

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

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, red pen, wash, coloured washes of brown, Payne’s grey, orange, pink and stone on wove paper (747 x 542)


Soane Office, draughtsman



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