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SM 54/5/4


[72] Design for the site of Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, copied 20 October 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, with steps leading up to a four-columned portico, and a colonnade connecting the back projections. The church is orientated from north to south. Hatched lines indicate an alternative design for orientating the front of the church slightly to the south-west


to a scale 2/10 inch to 5 feet


Plan of a proposed Site for a New Church in the Parish of St. Marylebone / New Road. / Foot Path. / (in pencil) area / Dwelling Houses / Riding School. / (in pencil) Houses / Albany Street. / Outline of the / intended Church. / Dwelling Houses / Osnaburgh Street. / Dwelling Houses. / Dwelling Houses.

Signed and dated

  • 20 October 1825
    20th. Oct: / 1825

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash coloured washes of Cerulean blue, green, orange, pink, sepia and stone, and pricked for transfer on wove paper (494 x 470)


Possibly Mocatta, David Alfred (1806--1882), draughtsman
Soane Office Day Book for Thursday 20 October 1825 records Mocatta ‘Copying Section’ for Marylebone Church, and despite SM 54/5/4 not being a section, he was the only one doing any work on the Church. Additionally, the letter types such as M and P match Mocatta’s hand


Port, 2006, p. 75 fig. 37



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