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SM 47/3/25


[2] Designs for a sepulchral chapel, Tyringham Hall, November 16, 1800


An elevation and part-section for a Sepulchral Chapel. The elevation shows a two-tiered structure with a tower and surmounted by a dome. The west entrance has a pair of fluted columns in front of a screen wall flanked by pilasters, projections at each end with windows and stairs. There are circular windows in the wall of the nave. On the roof of the first tier, are sarcophagi on each corner, and one is placed directly above the porch. The tower is cylindrical with latticed windows divided by columns. Atop is a round dome and finial. Beneath, the part-section shows the alcoves of the interior with an altar within the alcove on the left. To the right is the porch in profile. Above is the dome with roundels, engaged Ionic columns and a latticed window. Above is the dome and finial. There are some pencil emendations and centring lines


bar scale of 1inch to 10 feet


Elevation to No. 3 with measurements and calculations

Signed and dated

  • 16 November 1800
    Nov: 16: 1800

Medium and dimensions

pen, pencil, and wash on wove paper (480 x 318)


Probably SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
In the Soane Office Day Books It is recorded Soane spent 15 and most likely 16 November (a week end) on these designs.


The design has been modified from the day before, with the second storey removed and replaced with a tower and a columned portico.



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