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image SM 36/2/35

Reference number

SM 36/2/35


Survey of the Palace of Westminster


Part plan of the Palace of Westminster (buildings to the south of Westminster Hall) with outline Henry VII's Chapel


bar scale of 7/10 inch to 10 feet


labelled (pencil): Alice's / Coffee House, House (3 times), Ship / Alehouse, Coffee House, Waghorn's, Court of Requests, Long Gallery, Engrosing (sic) / Office, Clerk of Fees / Office, Speaker's Garden, Vestibule, Mr Hatsell, Store house, Shed, Cotton Garden, Painted Chamber, Jib Door, Black Rod, Committee Room, Passage, House of Lords, Princes Chamber, Staircase, Passage, Archbishops / Room, Bishops / Room, Earl Marshall, Clerks of Parliament, Ld Chancellors / Attendants, Lord Chancellor's / Room, Garden, Store house, Mr Delaval, Masons Yard, (in a later hand) F / Drawer 67 / Case 1 opposite E / under Students / Room / Inventory D 161; (verso, in a later hand, pencil) Case 1 (opposite E under Students Room) / Drawer 67 / C 4 Sheets / Inventory D p161

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and pen, pricked for transfer on two sheets of wove paper, affixed, with two fold marks (1210 x 698)


Soane Office


The buildings to the south of Westminster Hall, including the Court of Requests, the Painted Chamber and the House of Lords, are the same in this plan as they are in a plan reproduced in The History of the King's Works, VI, fig. 19, dated 1793.

Tom Drysdale, October 2014



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