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image SM 51/3/7

Reference number

SM 51/3/7


Design for new committee rooms and additions to Black Rod's house, May 1826


Plan of the Ground Floor


bar scale of 1/15 inch to 1 foot


as above, Design for New Committee Rooms / House of Lords, labelled: No 1, (pencil) Door, No 2, 3, No 4, 19'1'', 25'4'', 25'4'' by 13'7'', Mr Courtenay / 13 x 16.0, Scullery, Wine Cellar, Eating Room, 29'0'', 22'0'', Hall, Kitchen, Servants / Hall / 13'6'' by 18'0'', Servants / Room, Parlor, Housekeeper / 13'6'' x 18'0''

Signed and dated

  • May 1826
    Lincolns Inn Fields / May 1826

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink, dark pink, black and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (242 x 321)


Soane Office


James Whatman Turkey Mill 1824


The number of rooms on the ground floor has increased to five (compared to three in SM 51/3/15) and the geometric staircase has been replaced by an open-newel staircase in the centre of the building. A large, western extension to include an eating room and a room for 'Mr Courtenay' has been added to Black Rod's house. The extension was not executed.



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