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  • image SM 37/1/17

Reference number

SM 37/1/17


Survey of the Palace of Westminster (Copy), 10 April 1794


Site plan with two designs for an unidentified chamber (top of sheet, feint pencil)


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 10 feet


labelled: The River Thames, Westminster Bridge, Bridge Street, Parliament Street, New Palace Yard, Stationary Office, late the Cofferer's / Office, Audrs of the / Land Revenue, Mr Langton's / House, Offices to Lord / Baham's house (sic - Barham), Auditor of the Exchequer, Lord Baham, Mr Roberts, Passage, St Stephen's Court, Stables / belonging to the Auditor, Tower, Coachouse (sic), Tower, Coffee / House, Coffee house, Tower, Court of / Exchequer, Inner Court of / Exchequer, Court, Passage, Court, Judges / Coachouse, Court, Judges / Chamber, Court / of / Common / Pleas, Serjeants / Room, Shed, Court, Kings Bench Records, Mr Ley Assistant Clerk / of House of Commons, Court, Kings Bench / Office, Servants / Room, Election / Committee / Room (twice), St Margarett's (sic) Street, Ordonance (sic) Office, King Henry 7ths / Chapel, Westminster Hall, 237.9 Whole Length, Court / of / Chancery, Court of / Kings Bench, House / of / Commons, Lobby, Waitg Room, Lord Chancellors / Room, Coffee / House, Mr Bellamy, Mr Bennetts, Court of Requests, Long Gallery, Cotton Garden, Mr Hatsell, Mr Hatsel's (sic) Garden, Cotton Garden, Painted Chamber, Lobby, Black Rod / Room, Lobby, Waghorn's / Coffee House, Lords Commitee / Room, Court, Prince's / Chamber, House of Lords, Bishops / Room, Earl Marshalls / Room, Clerk (3 times), Court, Housekeeper, Chan / cellors / Room, Garden (twice), Mr Delavals / House, Stable, Garden, Court, Sir P[ete]r / Burrell's / Room, Abingdon Street, Old Palace Yard, Mr Rose, Mr Cowper, Mr Wharton, Mr Wilberforce, Mem. The Floor of the House of Commons / is 6'1½'' above the Floor of the Barr / of the House of Lords and 17'8'' / above the Floor of Westminster / Hall, illegible note in pencil (bottom left) and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 10 April 1794
    Copy April 10th 1794

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black, sepia and blue washes within single ruled border on laid paper with one fold mark, backed with stout laid paper (475 x 601)


A copy of SM 37/1/21 (q.v.), this drawing was made in April 1794, seven months after the original drawing but before Soane had officially been appointed to make designs for a new House of Lords (in June 1794).

Tom Drysdale, October 2014



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