bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot
Part of the Front of Westminster Hall; traced from a Drawing at H.M. Office of Works / (pencil) height 127: 9" / width 97. 8 dimensions given
Signed and dated
October 3d. 1822.
Medium and dimensions
Pencil, pen, on tracing paper (278 x 455) affixed with red wax on laid paper (384 x 485)
John William Hiort (1772 - 1861), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 3 October 1822 notes that John Hiort was Tracing & taking dimen- / sions of Elevation of / Westminster Hall &c.
J Budgen / 1820
This drawing is clearly inscribed as a copy from existing drawings in the Office of Works' own holdings. The measurements given for the height and breadth of the north façade correlate exactly with those recorded on Plate I of the survey drawings of Lewis Nockalls Cottingham (1787 - 1847), published as Plans, elevations, sections and details at large of Westminster Hall (London, Rodwell & Martin, 1822). As these drawings were published in November, it may suggest that the Office of Works has access to Cottingham's original drawings, or vice versa. In the engraved plate, the measurements in question are given for the eastern side of the façade.
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