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  • image SM 54/4/24

Reference number

SM 54/4/24


[100] Design for pews at Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, copied January 1826


Plan showing eight rows of pews interrupted by masonry. Above is an elevation of seven box pews with a column between the second and third. The final pew is in section to show the seating and the book-shelf. To the right at the bottom is a section showing the capping for the pews, in the centre is a front view of a Free Seat with an open back. Above is a Free Seat shown from the side


bar scale of 1 inch to 5 feet


Copy. / No. 24/25 / To be returned, / Plan and Elevation of Part of the Pews on the Ground Floor / Stone Pilaster / Brick Pier / Stone Pilaster / 1 ¼” Deal framing 2 Panels in height bead flush both sides / Column / 1 ¼ Deal Seat / ¾ inch Bookboard (Wainscot) / 1 ½ inch Bracket / ¾ Inch Wainscot Book Board and Brackets / 2 In Deal / Wainscot / Capping / of Pews } / Full Size / 1 ½ Wainscot / 1 ½ Wainscot / 1 ½ Wainscot / Front Elevation of One of the Free Seats / in the Middle Aisle / Column / 2 inch Deal Pilaster / 1 ¼” deal framing bead and flush H&G flap /1 ½” Deal / Seat 1 ¼ Deal /1 ¼ Deal /1 ½ Wainscot / Elevation of End and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • January 1826
    Lincolns Inn Fields / Jany 1826

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of brown, green, pink, sepia, stone and yellow on wove paper (749 x 541)


Probably Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman
Soane Office Day Books record Burchell and others making copies of drawings for Marylebone Church throughout January 1826. The letter types such as the curled tail of D is consistent with Burchell’s hand





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