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Reference number

SM (49) 51/5/45 (50) 51/5/44 (51) 51/5/43

Purpose

[49-51] Alternative unexecuted designs for alterations to the upper floors of the Stone Building, May 1830 (3)

Aspect

49 First floor plan and (flier) Plan of the Upper Floor 50 First floor plan labelled Rooms over the Kings Bench Records and (flier) Plan of the Upper Floor 51 Plan of the attic Apartments occupied by the Chamber Keeper / of the Treasury Chamber of the Court of Kings Bench (that is, Mr Hewitt)

Scale

(49-51) bar scales of 1 7/8 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

49 as above, (pencil) Committee Room (twice), Waitg / Room , Lib[rar]y (flier) Upper part of / Committee / Room, (pen) Mr Hewitt and dimensions given 50 as above, (Soane) Comm:Room, Committee Room, Anti Room, Staircase, Passage of Communication,Lobby, Passage leading / to Com: room / No 16 (flier) Lead flat, Mr Hewitt, calculations and dimensions given 51 as above and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (49-51) Lincolns Inn Fields / May 1830

Medium and dimensions

(49) Pen, sepia and pink washes, pencil, pricked for transfer (not flier) on wove paper (370 x 520 and 269 x 178) (50) pen, sepia and pink washes, pencil on wove paper (368 x 410, 283 x 148) (51) pen, sepia and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (369 x 525)

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Watermark

(50) Smith & Allnutt 1823 (51) Smith & Allnutt 1827

Notes

These plans follow on from the proposal to make two committee rooms for the House of Commons out of the Augmentation office in Stone House (drawings 47-48). At the same time, moving the Augmentation office upstairs into Mr Hewitt's apartment. Drawing 50 has (in Soane's hand) calculations of room sizes between Mr Hewitt's existing appartments and 'by my plan'.

Level

Drawing

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