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image SM 36/2/34

Reference number

SM 36/2/34

Purpose

Survey of the Palace of Westminster

Aspect

Site plan

Scale

bar scale of 1/2 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

labelled: Stationary Office, Late the Cofferer's / Office, Garden, Auditors of Land / Revenue,Court, 1st & 2nd Annuity Office / 14£ per Cent Annuity Office, Garden (twice), Lord Buckingham's / as / Teller of the Exchequer, Lord Baham's (sic) / as / Teller of the Exchequer, St Stephen's Court, Mr Bedford / Deputy Usher, Dutchy Court / Lancaster, Stables belonging to the / Auditor of the Exchequer, Tower belonging / to / Auditor, Westminster Hall / (pencil) 234.6 by 66.0, Coffee / House (twice), Low Sheds / Public House, Public House, Augmentation and / other Offices, Records of the / Common Pleas / under & / Court of Exchequer / over it, Inner Court of / Exchequer, Yard, Tally Office, Judges / Coachouses (sic), Judges / Chamber, Court of / Common Pleas, Serjeants / Room, Open Court, Kings Bench Records, St Margarett's (sic) Street, Mr Ley (sic) Assistant Clerk of / House of Commons, Election / Committee / Room (twice), Open Court, Kings Bench / Record Office, Footmen's / Room, Old Palace Yard, Lord Chancellor's / Room, Waiting Room, Allies's (sic) / Coffee House, Mr Bellamy's / House, Mr Bennetts, Waghorns / Coffee House, Court of Requests / (pencil) 120.6 by 40.0, Long Gallery / (pencil) 59.0 by 18.6, Lobby, House of / Commons, Garden to the Auditors House, Garden to Mr Hatsell's / Clerk of the House of Commons, Clerk of House of Commons, Cotten (sic) Garden, Mr Delavall's / House, Parliament / Stairs to / River, Garden, Chancellors / Room, Chancellor's / Robing / Room, House Keeper's, Clerks Room, Ditto (twice), Court, Earl Marshalls / Room, Bishops / Robing / Room, Court, Sir Pr Burrells / Room, Princes / Chamber, House of Lords, Lobby, Waiting / Room, Painted / Chamber / (pencil) 26.0 by 80.3, Black Rod / Room, Lobby, Lords / Committee Room, Kings Entrance, Abingdon Street, (in a later hand, pencil) F / Drawer 67 / Case 1

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and pink washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (652 x 1132)

Hand

Soane Office

Notes

This plan must predate 1794 as after that year the Auditor of the Exhequer's house was given over to the Speaker, Henry Addington (1757-1844). (See also SM 37/1/28). The post of Cofferer of the Household had been abolished in 1782. The New Stone Building, containing the King's Bench Records, is shown in pink wash.

Tom Drysdale, October 2014

Level

Drawing

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