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image SM 62/7/9

Reference number

SM 62/7/9

Purpose

[10] Survey of St George's Hall, 2 February 1824

Aspect

Longitudinal and latitudinal sections, detail (plan and elevation) of a window and plan of the cisterns

Scale

bar scale of 1/7 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

labelled: St Geos Hall, as it now it (sic), Gate Way, (red pen) Cistern (6 times), F, A, B, C, D, E, Dado, Section of St Geos Hall Crossway, Thickness of Floor, Length of St Geos Hall 108 Feet 8 In out of which the Stairs takes about / 10 Ft 6 In, Bank of England and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 2 February 1824
    Feby 2nd 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown and red pen, hatching, pricked for transfer within six ruled sepia wash border on wove paper (541 x 734)

Hand

David Mocatta

Notes

St George's Hall is 'the most important State Room of the castle' - now a single, 180-foot (55-metre) long room, but in 1824 still a seperate Hall of 108 feet 8 inches (32 feet 10 inches wide) and Royal Chapel. This drawing shows part of the exterior on the north side of the Hall. The pointed arch to the left is part of the Kitchen Gate Passage linking the Kitchen Court to the Great Court. The plan shows that the spaces between the buttresses were filled with cisterns sitting above the ground floor. A section shows the vaulted Middle Undercroft beneath the Hall (Pevsner, pp. 641 and 645-46).

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