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Reference number

SM 54/4/14


[96] Designs for the children’s and organ gallery at Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, 10 January 1826


Three part-elevations and part-sections for a church. The first on the left shows the arrangement of box pews with the interior seating in profile, flat at nave level, and descending at gallery level, where a metal column holds up the seating for the children's gallery. The windows are square at the nave level and arch-topped at gallery level, and both are latticed The central elevation is similar to the one on the left, but the box pews are close with only one profile of a seat shown at nave and at gallery level. The metal column supports the organ gallery. Only the window at nave level is shown The right is an axial view of one half of the western end of a church. The nave has pews across the front with Doric columns behind supporting the gallery. A panelled door is next to these. The gallery has an arch with an oculus across the top and a panelled balustrade across the bottom. Behind are a pair of metal columns supporting the childrens' gallery, which has a strigilated guard rail. Behind the posts are the pews for the organ gallery. Above is an outline of a pitched roof and the base of the tower


bar scale of 1 inch to 5 feet


No. 14/25 / Section through the Centre of the Childrens Gallery / (north side of Organ) / Section through the side Gallery looking towards the Organ. / Section through the Arch at the extremity of the Nave / looking towards the Organ & Childrens Galleries. / Plaster / 1 ¼ deal Framing bead flush / & Moulded / 1 ¼ Deal Floor / ¾ deal toughed & beaded / 1 ½ deal / Wainscot Handrail / Arched Ceiling / Landg. of Staircase / 1” ¼ deal / 1” ½ deal. and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 19 January 1826
    19th. Jany. 1826_

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of cerulean blue, blue, brown, pink, stone and yellow, pricked for transfer on wove paper (750 x 543)


Possibly Mocatta, David Alfred (1806--1882), draughtsman
Soane Office Day Book for 13 January 1826 has Richardson, Burchell, Mocatta and Davis working on copying drawings for Marylebone Church. The letter types such as the C and looped h are more typical of Mocatta’s hand


faded pencil sketch of an unknown subject





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