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Reference number

SM (183) 49/2/12


Working drawing for the Privy Council Offices, September 1825


183 Plan of the Attics; (verso) rough plan of the attics


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above, New Council Offices &c, labelled: Hall Door Board of Trade and (pencil) dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • Lincolns Inn Fields / Sepr 1825

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink, blue and yellow ochre washes, (verso) pencil, pricked for transfer on wove paper (707 x 525)


Charles James Richardson (1809-71, pupil and assistant 1824-1837)


Smith & Allnutt 1823


The attic storey, as shown in drawing 183, is only one room deep. The upper part of the Council Chamber (a double-height room) is in the attic storey.



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