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  • image SM 54/5/6

Reference number

SM 54/5/6


[111] Finished drawing for the placement of pathways and iron railings at Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, 17 June 1826


Plan of a church with steps leading to a four-columned portico and a colonnade between the rear projections and insulated within an area of land with streets surrounding it. Along the front is a walkway and carriage drive. It has unconnected posts to demarcate the narrower path for foot traffic, and the wider path for carriages. A further pathway is provided at the rear of the church winding from one side of the plot to the other. Around the circumference of the plot are iron posts connected by rails, except at the entrance and exits of the pathways where two free-standing posts are stationed


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Trinity Church. Marylebone. / Design for Iron Railing &c. to enclose the Ground. No. 1. / Footpath. / Carriage Road. / eql. / Portico / eql. / Albany Street. / Osnaburgh Street.

Signed and dated

  • 17 June 1826
    Lincolns Inn Fields / 17 June 1826.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, coloured washes of cerulean blue, brown, green, pink, sand and yellow, within a double-ruled border and pricked for transfer on wove paper (733 x 528)


Probably Bailey, George (1792--1860), draughtsman
Soane Office Day Book for Saturday 17 June only records Bailey working on drawings for Marylebone Church, and letter types such as D, G and M correspond with Bailey’s hand





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