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SM 16/4/27


[3] Rough plan by Soane for alterations and additions to the Palace of Westminster, not dated


Revised sketch block plan over a part-survey plan, slight rough pencil elevartion with twin domes


to a scale


labelled: Low Buildg, Court to Speakr House, to be / Court of / King's / ? Bench , Cloisters / Arcade , Cl. Arcade , House of Lords, Painted / Char, Court of Requests , House of Commons , Speaker of H.C. / Garden , Colonade , Ionic Colade 4 feet 1½ in , Qy(Query) Triumphal Arch , Note: Take away the Speakers ? Steps / & retain them ------ illegible/ --- the Cloister , X to correspond with Westminster Hall and dimensions given including 610:0 and 340.0

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen, partly pricked for transfer with quadruple-ruled and burnt umber wash on laid paper (531 x 718)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Hand of John Soane over a Soane office hand



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