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  • image SM 54/5/2

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SM 54/5/2


[70] Design for the site of Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, 31 August 1825


Plan of the site of a church, with the surrounding roads and locations of various landmarks around the area. A wide strip of green in the middle has a plan for the church which is orientated from east to west and has steps leading up to a four columned portico. Starting from within the church, there is an alternative plan for an identical church in outline which has been orientated north-south. At the bottom of the latter is an arched walk and carriage way from one corner of the green to the other


bar scale of 2/10 inch to 5 feet


New Road / Foot Path / Garden to Private House / Area / Portico / Area / Area / Private House / Foot Path / Riding Academy / Houses / Foot Path / Albany Street / Foot Path / Foot Path / Foot Path / Mr. Martins Houses / Osnaburgh. Street / Garden to Private House / Area / Private House / Stone Masons Yard / Area / (in pencil) Digging? [_ _ _ _ _ _ ] / Continuation of Houses and measurements and some calculations given

Signed and dated

  • 31 August 1825
    L..I.. F / 31. August. 1825.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of Cerulean blue, green, olive green, pink, stone and yellow, and pricked for transfer on wove paper (527 x 471)


Soane Office Day Book for Tuesday 31 August records someone named Slade as ‘Drawing Plan of Ground’





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