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image SM 51/2/5

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SM 51/2/5


Survey drawing of the rooms under the old committee rooms, 13 December 1824


Plan of Rooms under / Committee & other Rooms / adjoining the House of Lords


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: Part of the New Entrance, Area (3 times), Mrs Wagners / Room, Mrs Wagners / Kitchen, Wine Cellar, Lumber Room, Cellars &c, Court (twice), Staircase (twice), Bishops Staircase, Bishops Waiting / Room, Entrance Hall, Cellars, Servants Hall, Under Robing Room, Under Lobby / of Robing Room, Under Painted Chamber and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 13 December 1824
    L.I.F. / Decr 13th 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, pink, yellow, blue and black washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (513 x 721)


David Alfred Mocatta (1806 - 1882)
Pupil March 1821 - February 1827.


Smith & Allnutt 1820


The old Committee Rooms and service areas were located to the south of the Painted Chamber, with the new Scala Regia and Royal Gallery to the south and east. The irregular layout of the rooms and the thickness of the walls of, for example, the Servants' Hall are an indication of the age of the buildings.



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