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SM 54/4/32


[74] Design for the footings at Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, 31 August 1825


Sections of the footings for a church. The bottom section shows the thicker side wall with treads of steps interrupted by a thinner post at the centre. This design has pen markings scratching it out. Above is another section showing the clay level of the earth underneath, and an arched opening on the inside of the footing level on the left-hand side. The section at the top of the sheet shows the sand level and masonry above, and on the right-hand side the footings are reinforced at the bottom by granite


bar scale of 1 inch to 5 feet


Marylebone Church / Footings as proposed by Mr Soane. / Clay / Level of Ground / Level of Footpath / lay 5. Additional Steps / at 6 ½” each rise / Footings as proposed. 1st Sept. 1825 / a.a.. 4 inch York Landings 1’. 1 ½” wide / Clay / lay 4.9 / Mould &c. / Level of Footpath / made Ground / Finished surface of Earth / extra height from / level of footpath. / Hard Gravel. / Sand extra digging.. /Moulded / Level of Footpath / Finished Surface / 4 York Landing / extra / B. W. / / Sand / Granite rammed & Grouted. / “4 York Landing / Moulded / Level of Footpath / Finished Surface

Signed and dated

  • 31 August 1825, 1 September, 8 September 1825
    31 Aug 1825. / 1st Sept. 1825 / Sept. 8th. 1825.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of brown, pink, sepia and yellow, and pricked for transfer on wove paper (523 x 255)


Soane Office Day Book for Wednesday 31 August records Slade as working on ‘Drawings Plan of Ground’ of Marylebone Church





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