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image SM 51/3/14

Reference number

SM 51/3/14


Copy of a survey drawing of additions and alterations to the House of Lords, 20 March 1827


Plan of the Ground Floor of the Rooms & Offices / appertaining to the House of Lords


bar scale of 1/15 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: House of Lords, Arcade, Masters / in / Chancery, Staircase (3 times), Additional / Clerk / Assistant, Reading / Clerks / Room, The Peers Entrance, Hall, Area (5 times), Vaults under the House of Lords &c, Servants / Hall, Bishops / Servants, The Bishops Entrance, Bishops / Waiting / Room, Scala Regia, Cellar, Mrs Wagner, (pencil) Unappropriated, 26'.0, 8.6, Cellar (3 times), Passage, Parliamentary Papers of the House of Lords, 82'6'', 8.6 high, 21.0, Hall, Clerks / Room, Clerks Room / No 1 / 24.0 by 21.9 / 11.9 high, Clerks Room / No 2 / 18.0 by 15.6, (pencil) Waiting Room, 18.0 by 15.0, Clerks Room / No 4 / 24.0 by 21.9, Door, Passage, (pencil) 4 Clerks Room / 28.3 by 25.9 / 11.9, 25'9'' by 19'0'' / (pencil) 2 Clerks Room, 17.9 by 12.0, 25.9 by 14.6, 4.6, Door, 14'6'', Plan of the Ground Floor, Vaults under Painted Chamber

Signed and dated

  • 20 March 1827
    L.I.F. / 20th Mar / 1827

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black, pink, blue, yellow and caput washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (527 x 363)


Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843)
Pupil January 1823 - April 1828.


The drawing is signed and dated, suggesting that it is finished, despite the absence of washes. See SM 51/3/12.



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