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image SM 51/2/4

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SM 51/2/4


Survey drawing of the first floor of the old committee rooms, 14 December 1824


Plan of the Committee / & other Rooms adjoining / the House of Lords / (First Floor)


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: Part of the New Entrance to the House of Lords, Area (4 times), Passage (twice), Committee Room, Skylight, Corridor, Staircase (3 times), Mrs Wagners / Chamber, Bishops Servants / Waiting Room, Bishops Staircase, The Bishops Robing Room, The Archbishops / Robing Room, Water Closet, Lobby of the House of Lords, Part of the Kings / Robing Room, Lobby to the Kings / Robing Room, Part of the Painted Chamber and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 14 December 1824
    L.I.F. / Decr 14th / 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink pen, sepia, pink, blue and black washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (513 x 728)


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


Smith & Allnutt 1820


The old Committee Rooms, surveyed by Soane in December 1824, were bounded on the north and south by the Painted Chamber and the Scala Regia, with the Royal Entrance to the west and the Royal Gallery to the east. The irregular layout of the rooms is an indication of the age of these buildings. The principal floor contains a double-height lobby to the House of Lords, a committee room and the Bishops' and Archbishops' Robing Rooms.



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