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SM (184) 49/1/47


Working drawing for the corridor, 1825


184 Plan and laid out wall elevations of skylight and Long Passage Council Office


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


as above, New Council Offices. Whitehall, labelled: Best Staircase, Wood Framing / 7'6'' High and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1825

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink, grey and yellow washes on two sheets of wove paper, affixed (533 x 914)


Slade (?-?, clerk (measuring) 1825)


Smith & Allnutt 1823


Drawing 184 shows the southern half of the long corridor between the principal staircase and the Privy Council Offices. The skylight is semicircular in section.



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