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SM Adam volume 38/67


[2] Design for the ground storey of a chapel, c1778, unexecuted


Plan of the ground storey of a five-bay building flanked by carriageways which lead to a coach house and a semi-circular-fronted courtyard. The street facade contains a central window flanked by niches and additional windows. The central three bays of the courtyard facade are projecting, and contain a stepped entrance. The entrance leads to a circular hall flanked by the vestry and a staircase. Beyond the hall there is a central aisle, which leads to an altar. The aisle is flanked by pews, and there is a stepped, octagonal pulpit on the left-hand side


bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 10 feet


Plan of the lower part of the Chapel for the Emmanuel Hospital (underwritten in pencil) / Hospital / Coach House / Passage to Stable Yard / Front Court / Chapel Court / Vestry / Entrance / Alter / Entrance and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c1778

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (327 x 508)


Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or Robert Morison


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 59
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 66
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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