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  • image SM 54/4/28

Reference number

SM 54/4/28


[117] Design for the clerk’s reading desk and pulpit at Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, 10 December 1827


Two plans, and two elevations for the clerk’s desk. Plan of the clerk’s desk is given to the bottom left side of the sheet with the positions of the seat and desk. On the right side of this there is a second plan for the pulpit, which shows the hexagonal shape of the exterior. The above elevation on the left shows the clerk's desk, which has a pronounced lip. The elevation to the right side shows the full pulpit consisting of: a base, shaft, the faceted pulpit, and the lectern


bar scale of 1 inch to 1 foot


Trinity Church. – St. Marylebone. / Clerks Desk_. And Reading desk: - The Reading Desk, Steps thereto, the Iron Railing, Handrail, Fastenings, [_ _ _ _ _ _ _ ], to correspond / in every respect with the pulpit / Door to be hung on / Centre. / The Steps to be fastened to the Door, to open / with it, and when shut to go under the Floor. / No. 2/2 / Desk 1 ¼ thick / Seat / / Side Elevation of the ClerksDesk &the Reading desk. / The Framing of the / Clerks desk above the / Capping a.. to be of the / same thickening as the / lower part of the / new. framing. / Floor 1 ¼ deal / Joists 4” by 2”. / Wainscot Capping the same as for the / Pews. / Mouldings &c shewing the Drawing of the / Pulpit. This is one of the Drawings / referred to in our letter of the 2oth of January 1826(8?) / George Bird / James Bainbridge } / Executors to the Estate / of the late Danl. Sharp

Signed and dated

  • 10 December 1827
    Lincoln Inn Fields. / 10th Decr. 1827.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, brown wash on wove paper (724 x 525)


Bailey, George (1792--1860), draughtsman
Soane Office Day Book for Monday 10 December 1827 records Bailey as working on drawings for the pulpit and reading desk for Marylebone Church





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