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  • image SM 47/3/28

Reference number

SM 47/3/28


[7] Design for a sepulchral chapel, Tyringham Hall, November to December,1800


Plan of a church in a trefoil shape with a four-columned porch with steps on three sides, with a hexagonal nave and the three side chapels. Beneath is a further, survey plan of the pre-existing church, with, in the centre, a large square room supported by columns, with three bays on the right and an entrance porch on the left. A smaller connected room to the bottom has one bay. Above are three further connected rooms within one square block


bar scale of 18/10 inches to 10 feet


Design for a Church at Tyringham.

Signed and dated

  • 1800
    L I F. 1800 Any drawing for the chapel dated to 1800 can only fall within the months November to December

Medium and dimensions

Pen, wash, coloured wash of orange on wove paper (485 x 313)


Probably Gandy, Joseph Michael (1771--1843), draughtsman
Possibly Thomas Sword, draughtsman


This design shows that Soane was either considering placing the sepulchral chapel over the pre-existing church (which would then require demolition), or Soane is assessing the scale of his proposed sepulchral chapel against that of the pre-existing church (see SM 47/6/11)



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