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Reference number

SM 47/1/84


[7] Designs for the chapel, 14 April 1802


Section on the Line AB, Section on the Line CD, Section on the Line EF, Plan of Gallery and details of ornaments


bar scale of 2/7 inch to 1 foot


as above, Mrs Brocas, (in Soane's hand) At Bramley June 11 1803 / Saturday, June 10 1803 / Recd on Acct £50 / for the Coade / ---- ---- (illegible), an illegible note at bottom left and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 14 April 1802
    Lincolns Inn Fields April 14 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with two fold marks (679 x 571)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.
Sir John Soane RA (1753 - 1837)
Additional details by Soane.


The lines AB, CD and EF are taken from a corresponding plan of the same date (drawing [6]). The transverse sections show the thirteenth-century arched entrance from the church into the chapel and the new pointed window in the chapel's south wall. The longitudinal section shows part of the ceiling - which consists of three compartments with diagonal ribs - and the door in the east wall of the chapel. On the same sheet is a plan of a gallery, presumably for the church, and several ornamental details in Soane's hand. A small plan at the top of the sheet shows the monument in the centre of the chapel and the door in a new position in the south-east corner. A corresponding section to the bottom left of the sheet shows the ceiling with five compartments, as executed.

Although the drawing is undated it is annotated with several dated memoranda. One of these records that Soane received £50 on account for the Coade stone window tracery on 10 June 1803. Soane himself was 'At Bramley' on that day, when he presumably added the rough details to the drawing. The note in the bottom left corner of the sheet is illegible.



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