bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot.
Plan & Section of two / Water Closets between New / Courts & House of Commons / Cistern / swing window / Front of Cisterns / Skylight (verso) Courts of Law / Plans / Various designs for the / Courts of Chancery and / the Vice-Chancellors Court. dimensions given
Signed and dated
July 24th, 1823
Medium and dimensions
Pencil, pink wash, pen, on wove paper (530 x 376)
Possibly Charles Edward Papendiek (1801 - 1835), draughtsman
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plan of water closets (to a larger scale) in pen
This drawing may have be worked-up from the dimensions Charles Papendiek recorded at the New Law Courts on the proceeding day. These water closets were located at the extreme south end of the site, located in the angle between the end of the Public Corridor and the vestibule leading to the House of Commons’ Lobby. Their location with a variant arrangement for the 'cacatiji', as Soane referred to such provisions, is shown in SM 53/2/70.
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