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image SM 51/3/67

Reference number

SM 51/3/67


Survey drawing of the old House of Lords, 11 June 1825


Plan of the old House of Lords


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot


labelled: House of Lords, Flap (twice), Desk, Seat (4 times), Table, Woll (sic) Sack (3 times), Arch Bishops / Seat and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 11 June 1825
    June 11th 1825

Medium and dimensions

Pen, yellow, light red and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (649 x 499)


This drawing probably relates to Soane's designs for a new House of Lords, made in the first weeks of June 1825. The old House of Lords occupied the former Court of Requests and had been fitted up by James Wyatt (1746-1813) after 1800. The arrangements shown in this survey are the same as in an earlier survey drawing (SM 51/3/58) made in July 1820 when Soane was fitting up the House for the trial of Queen Caroline (q.v.).



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