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image SM 89/3/67

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SM 89/3/67


[111] Preliminary survey, The Stone Building, c January 1822


Elevation and section of a bay in the southern flank of The Stone Building, looking north from Old Palace Yard


not to scale


dimensions given (verso) There are 2 Clerks in each of / the Rooms adjoinin above / Mr. Doningtons Rooms. / The Room under Mr. Doningtons / Room is a Servants Hall / belonging to Mr. Lee - 6" above / the level of the Area. 14'. 2"

Signed and dated

  • c 01/1822
    dated in accordance with known survey campaign

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, on laid paper (321 x 201)


Soane Office, draughtsman


GC & Co / 1823


The elevation appears to show the five-bay southern return flank of The Stone Building facing Old Palace Yard. However, it omits the pavilion tower at the south-west corner, which rose one storey higher than the main bulk of The Stone Building.



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