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  • image SM 54/4/10

Reference number

SM 54/4/10


[94] Design for the eastern half of Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, copied 18 January 1826


Longitudinal section and part-elevation of the eastern end of a church. The section shows the vaults with eliptical arches and windows. Above the nave shows a series of Doric columns with box pews behind and latticed square windows. The columns support an arcade of arches above at gallery level. The arch on the left has the metal post and timber exposed. A panelled balustrade runs between each arch, and arch-topped latticed windows are behind. Above are the trusses, joists and other timbers for the roof. To the right the last bay is in elevation where there is a panlled double door at vault level, and a series of three latticed arch-topped windows, a panelled double door, steps and handrail, and giant pilasters are at nave and gallery level, and the cornice for the roof above. Red pen is used for centring


bar scale of 2 inches to 5 feet


No. 10 / No. 10/25 / (Copy) / 3” York Paving / York Step / 3” York Paving / Centre Line / Brick / 3” York Cap Stone / Springing of Arches Groins &c / Brick / 3” In York Cap Stone / Brick / 3” York Cap Stone / Brick / Brick / York / Brick / Brick / groined Arch / Portland / (6” Rubbed York Landing) / Portland / Portland / 6” York Landing / 3” York Paving in Coursingof Walls / Brick Wall / 2” Portland Paving / Portland / Section through the East End of the Church, looking North. / 10’ 10” length of Column / Portland Stone / Oak / [_]in / Bond / Springing Line of Arches. / Bath Stone / Bath Stone / Raising Plate / Ceiling Joist / Binding Joist / Bath Stone / Portland / Bath Stone / Portland / Chimney Shaft / Bath Stone and measurements and calculations given

Signed and dated

  • 18 January 1826
    18th.. Janry 18 [26]

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, red pen, wash, coloured washes of cerulean blue, Payne’s grey, olive green, orange, pink, stone and yellow, pricked for transfer on wove paper (744 x 541)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane Office, draughtsman


See note for SM 54/4/29 which discusses John's proposal for the final location of the cadaver winch mechanism within this drawing.


John, 2003, p. 63 fig. 62, p. 64



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