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Reference number

SM volume 61/27


Record drawing (plan) of alterations to the House of Lords, 20 March 1827


Plan of the Principal Floor shewing the New Committee Rooms &c


bar scale of 2/3 inch to 10 feet


as above, labelled: House of Lords, Lobby, Door Keeper, Witnesses, Counsel, Passage, Clerk / Assistant, Peers Staircase, Clerk of Journals / & / Copying Clerk, Lord Chancellors / Officers / Room, Lord Chancellor, Chairman / of Committee, Area, His Majesty's / Robing Room, House of Lords, The Long Gallery, Lobby (twice), The Painted Chamber, The Arch Bishops / Robing Room, Passage, The Bishops Robing Room, The Scala Regia, Staircase, Mrs Wagner, Library / 41 by 25.0, 25'9'', Librarian / 11.6 by 13.6, Area (twice), The New Gallery, Ante Room, Staircase, L Gt / Chamberlain, Area, Lobby, Passage, 20.0 / Committee Room / No 4 / 24.0 by 21.9, 18.0 by 15.6, 11.8, 11.8 / Lord Great / Chamberlain / 18.0 by 15.6, 20.0 / Lord Great / Chamberlain / 24.0 by 21.9, Passage, Committee Room / 25'9'' by 48'0'' / 15.6, Staircase, Committee Room / 25'9'' by 33'6'', 17'9'' by 12'0'', Plan of the First or Principal Floor, flier labelled: Staircase to Attics, Sir Thomas Tyrwhitt, Mr Fellowes, Housekeeper (4 times), Papers (twice), Printed / Journals, Upper Part of the House of Lords

Signed and dated

  • 20 March 1827
    Lincolns Inn Fields / 20th March 1827 and (in Soane's hand) J.S. 21 March 1827

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black, pink, dark pink, yellow and blue washes with double-ruled border on wove paper (522 x 424) with flier on wove paper (133 x 246), pasted into volume 61


Soane Office


This record drawing, signed and approved by Soane on 21 March 1827, shows the extent of the alterations to the south east of the House of Lords, including (from west to east) the new library, Scala Regia, Royal Gallery and committee rooms. The arcaded Royal Entrance is not shown. The upper part of the House of Lords and the upper floor of the adjecent offices are shown on a flier. See also SM 51/3/12.



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