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  • image SM 54/4/17

Reference number

SM 54/4/17


[92] Design for the roof material for Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, 24 January 1826


Plan of the roof of a church divided into two halves: the bottom half is uncovered except for the timber supports, and the top half is covered. The outline of the cornice is given at the bottom, immediately above this there is the square plan for the base of a tower. The bottom half shows the arrangement of the timber work with joists and slats arranged vertically and horizontally and is punctuated by large support beams and girders. The top half shows the slate and lead portions of the roof. The higher, central nave roof is clad in slate and has a skylight. The lower, side aisle roof is clad in lead panels. Above is a pencil sketch of an uncertain subject


bar scale of 1 inch to 1 feet


No 17 /25 / Plan shewing the Timbers of the Roofs, the Lead Flats, &c. / Oak Plate / Oak Plate / Stone / Principals / m / 4 Inch York Landings / Openg. for Skylight / h / Q / c / m / h / m/ h / Bath Stone. / Portland Cornice / 7 balusters / York Corbel / Portland Stone. / Skylight. / Slate. / The Lead flashing to be turned into the stone / Lead flashing / Bath Stone / Lead / Portland Cornice and some measurement and calculations given

Signed and dated

  • 24 January 1826
    24 Janry. 1826.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of blue, brown, Payne’s grey, orange, pink, stone and yellow, pricked for transfer on wove paper (749 x 545)


Richardson, Charles James (1806--1871), draughtsman
Soane Office Day Book for 24 January 1826 records both Richardson and Mocatta copying drawings for Marylebone Church. The letter types conform to Richardson's hand



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