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Reference number

SM (5) 41/6/6 (6) 41/6/5

Purpose

Presentation drawings of designs for alterations to offices in the east wing, May 1795 (2)

Aspect

5 Plan of the Basement Floor, Plan of the Subground Floor and Plan of the Ground Floor 6 Plan of the one pair Floor, Plan of the two pair Floor and Plan of the Garrets

Scale

(5, 6) bar scales of 1/16 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

5 as above, labelled: Somerset Place, (Basement Floor) A, 10.6 high, Pipe Office / Kitchen / 18.4 by 17.6, Pantry, Larder, The Lord Treasurer's / Remembrancer's, 17.0 by 14.3, 13.0 by 15.0, 7.6 by / 15.0, 11.6, The Lord Treasurer's / Remembrancer's / Scullery / 15.6 by 15.0, The Lord Treasurer's / Remembrancer's / Coal / 12.8 by 17.6, Pipe Office / Coals / 12.8 by 17.6, Passage, (Subground Floor) B, 15.2 high, The Pipe Office / Records (twice) / 18.4 by 17.6, 9.0 by 17.6, The Lord Treasurer's / Remembrancer / 16.0 by 14.6, Pipe Office / Records / 17.6 by 14.9, Pipe Office / Records / 13.0 by 21.6, 22.6 by 14.9, 26.0 by 15.0, The Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer's / Records / 25.0 by 15.0, No 1, The Lord Treasurer's / Remembrancer's / Kitchen / 15.3 by 14.9, The Pipe Office / Parlor, Chamber / 8.10 by 17.6, Passage, (Ground Floor) C, 16.0 high, Pipe Office / 26.10 by 17.7, Hall / 16.0 by 14.6, Passage / Foreign Apposer's / Office / 17.6 by 11.0, Pipe Office / Records / 13.0 by 21.6, Closet (twice), 18.0 by 15.0, The Lord Treasurer's Remembrs / Copying Clerk / 15.9 by 15.0, No 3, 8.6 by 15.0, No 2, The Lord Treasurer's / Remembrancer / 15.10 by 15.5, The Lord Treasurer's / Remembrancer's Office / 26.6 by 17.9 / Passage, The Parts teinted Green to be occupied / by the Dutchy of Cornwall 6 as above, labelled: Somerset Place, (One Pair Floor) D, 13.9 high, The Auditor's / Office, Pipe Office / Clerk / 16.0 by 15.0, Pipe Office / Records / 17.6 by 14.9, Pipe Office / Records / 13.0 by 21.6, 22.6 by 14.9, 26.6 by 15.0, Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer's / Records / 25.0 by 15.0, No 4, Clerk of the Leases / Pipe Office / 16.0 by 15.0, (Two Pair Floor) E, 9.0 high, Comptroller of the Pipe Office / 7.6 by 17.6, Clerks / 18.0 by 17.6, Lord Treasurer's / Remembrancer's / Chamber / 16.0 by 15.0, Pipe Office / Records / 17.6 by 14.6, (pencil) Cornwall, Pipe Office / Records / 13.3 by 21.6, 22.6 by 14.9, (pencil) Door, 6.9, (pencil) A, 18.0 by 15.0, Lord Treasurer's / Remembrancer's / Records / 15.9 by 15.0, No 6, 8.6 by 15.0, No 5, Lord Treasurer's / Remembrancer's / Chamber / 16.0 by 15.0, 7.6 by 17.6, Clerk of Estreats / 18.0 by 17.6, (Garrets) F, 7.0 high, Pipe Chamber / 7.6 by 17.6, Pipe / Chamber / 9.0 by 17.6, Comptroller of the / Pipe / Record Room / 16.0 by 15.0, Pipe Office / Records / 17.6 by 14.0, (pencil) Cornwall, Pipe Office / Records / 13.3 by 21.0, 10 by 14.0, 10.6 by 14.0, 6.9, 18.0 by 15.0, The Lord Treasurer's Remembrancrs / 15.9 by 10.0, No 8, 8.6 by 15.0, No 7, Clerk of / Estreats / Record Room / 16.0 by 15.0, 7.6 by 17.6, The Lord Treasurer's / Remembrancer's / Chamber / 18.0 by 17.6, The Parts teinted Green to be occupied / by the Duchy of Cornwall, (feint pencil) A Room occupied by the Duchy / B Room in lieu of it

Signed and dated

  • (5) Lincolns Inn Fields May 29th 1795 (6) Lincolns Inn Fields May 1795

Medium and dimensions

(5, 6) Pen, black, yellow, light red and green washes, pricked for transfer with a triple ruled and sepia wash border on stout laid paper with one fold mark (561 x 438, 564 x 438)

Hand

(5, 6) Frederick Meyer (1775-?, pupil 1791-96) or Thomas Jeans, jnr. (c.1775-1866, pupil 1792-97)

Watermark

(5, 6) J Larking and fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, GR

Notes

The presentation drawings 5 and 6 are probably the same as those referred to in letter 8. The former offices of the Duchy of Cornwall have been appropriated and incorporated into the Exchequer offices. On the basement story and the two pair floor this has been achieved with a breakthrough between the two staircases.

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