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Reference number

SM 47/1/85


[8] Design for the chapel, 9 June 1803


Plan and two laid out wall elevations


bar scale of 2/7 inch to 1 foot


Mrs Brocas

Signed and dated

  • 9 June 1803
    Lincolns Inn Fields June 9th 1803

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper with two fold marks (544 x 678)


Soane Office


As executed, the ceiling was divided into five compartments. The shell of the chapel had been completed in 1802 and Soane was billed by the plasterer, William Rothwell, on 21 July 1803. Soane travelled to Bramley on 10 June 1803.



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