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Reference number

SM 89/3/49


Survey drawing of the existing Royal Entrance, 18 February 1822


Plan of the King's Entrance / to the House of Lords; (verso) rough, unfinished perspective of the Royal Entrance with the Prince's Chamber from the south west


bar scale of 3/4 inch to 10 feet


as above, labelled (pencil): Lord Chamberlains door / Windows, Bishops / door, Bishops / Waiting / Room, Hall and dimensions given; (verso, pencil) calculations

Signed and dated

  • 18 February 1822
    18th Feby 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pencil on laid paper with five fold marks (323 x 400)


Arthur Patrick Mee (1802 - 1868)
Pupil January 1818 - November 1823.


J Larking 1812, Britannia with lance, shield and olive branch within crowned oval


The focus of this survey drawing seems to be on the offices between the existing staircase (to the right) and the House of Lords. The existing staircase, which leads from the Royal Entrance on Old Palace Yard to the Prince's Chamber, is not parallel to the adjacent wall.



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