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image SM 51/3/15

Reference number

SM 51/3/15


Design for the ground floor, 28 April 1826


Plan of the Ground Floor


as above, labelled (pencil): Kitchen, Vote Office, Waiting / Room, Clerk of the Journals / and Copying Clerk, Six Clerks, (pen) 24'4'' by 33'9'', Minute Room, (pen) 31'9'' by 30'0'', Two Clerks, (pen) 24'4'' by 19'0''

Signed and dated

  • 28 April 1826
    LIF 28 April 1826

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pink and dark pink washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (512 x 543)


Soane Office


Smith & Allnutt


The new design for the Lords' Committee Rooms is significantly smaller than the previous design (SM 51/3/17-19), being about 28 feet narrower on the north and south sides. There are also fewer rooms in the new design. These are a 'minute room' and two clerks' rooms (there are eight clerks in total), a corridor and a water closet on the ground floor. This design also features an inexplicably long, geometric staircase. Another alteration is the addition of a canted bay to the north east corner of the existing committee rooms. The cost of the new works was estimated at £14,000.



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