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  • image SM 71/2/40

Reference number

SM 71/2/40


Survey drawing of the existing staircase to the Prince's Chamber, 13 June 1822


Section through the King's Entrance


bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: House of Lords, to the level of the ground in the yard, Stone and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 13 June 1822
    13th June 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (342 x 572)


Charles Edward Papendiek (1801 - 1835)
Pupil January 1818 - March 1824.


The existing configuration consists of a small vestibule followed by two flights of ten steps with a Serlian window in the side (north) wall. The staircase is shown in plan on the verso of SM 71/2/58A. It was subsequently replaced by Soane's Scala Regia.



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