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  • image SM 54/5/1

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SM 54/5/1


[71] Design for the site of Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, 10 September 1825


Plan showing the site of a proposed church which is on a rectangular strip of land framed by streets on three sides, with a cross in the top half of the strip showing the axes on which the church is to stand. The section below, on the line A.B., and the section to the right-hand side on the line C.D. show the nature of the land beneath street level with gravel overlaid by sand, clay and loose rubbish and other elements, with some pencil emendations, possibly a general sketched outline of a plan the church


bar scale of 2/10 inch to 5 feet


Plan and Sections of the Ground forming the Site of the proposed New Church in / the Eastern Division of the Parish of St. Marylebone. / Section on the line A. B / Gravel / Sand 4’0” / Sand / Loose Rubbish &c / clay / Footpath. / Footpath. / The New Road. / Footpath. / Footpath. / Albany Street. / Footpath / A / Trench / Trench / C / D / Footpath / Osnaburgh. Street. / Footpath. / B Loose Rubbish &c / Sand 4’0” / Sand / Clay / Gravel / Footpath. / Section on the line C. D.

Signed and dated

  • 10 September 1825
    10th Sepr. 1825.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of brown, green, sand and sepia, on laid paper (409 x 322)


Probably Bailey, George (1792--1860), draughtsman
Soane Office Day Book for Saturday 10 September 1825 has only Bailey working on drawings for Marylebone Church, and letter types such as the M and looped P fit his hand


G C & Co /1823



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