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[1] Design for a sepulchral chapel, Tyringham Hall, 15 November 1800


Plans and elevation for a sepulchral chapel. The plan at the bottom has a rounded corner and columned portico. The plan above shows a trefoil structure with columns on three sides (four at the bottom) and a circular nave with three side chapels. Above is an elevation showing a two-tiered structure with niches at both the nave and gallery level and it is surmounted by a stepped dome. To the right are two pencil sketches of elevations for a four-columned porch surmounted by a sarcophagus


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For Tyring / (in pencil) altar / [_ _ _ _] / [_ _ _ _ _] / [_ _ _ _ _ _] and some calculations

Signed and dated

  • 15 November 1800
    Nov: 15: 1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen, and pencil on laid paper (406 x 294)


Probably SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect


plans and elevations of a sepulchral chapel. Above is a cross-shaped plan and to the right are two further plans. Beneath to the right is a plan for a heptagonal structure with columns. The shaded elevation to the right shows a cylindrical tiered tower with columns surmounted by a dome. The elevation at the bottom shows a two-tiered structure surmounted by a dome. The first tier is square with a four-columned porched entrance. This is repeated on the sides. The second tier is circular with an arcade of columns. Above is a round dome.


Hayes & Wise / 1800


This is a rough drawing, a preliminary idea for the plan and elevation, all drawn in freehand. As it is in Soane’s hand, and it is the earliest dated drawing this may well be the first design for the Sepulchral Chapel



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