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Reference number

SM 37/1/14

Purpose

Survey of the Palace of Westminster, 23 January 1808

Aspect

A Ground Plan of the House of Lords

Scale

bar scale of 1/2 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

as above, labelled: (pencil) Carter's, Coffee House, -------------------- (illegible), A Peers Entrance / B Chancellors Ditto / C Bishops Ditto, Mr Hatsells / House, Office for Labr in Trust, Labourer / in Trust / House, Carpenters / Shop, Speakers Garden, Mr Hatsell's Garden, Garden, Stone Sheds, Stone / Shed, Painters / Shed, Labourer / in Trust / Garden, Mr Delavells House, (pencil) Mr White's / Stone Yard and (pencil) some dimensions given

Signed and dated

January 23rd 1808

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black, pink and yellow washes, partly pricked for transfer within a double-ruled and sepia wash border on wove paper with three fold marks (415 x 542)

Hand

Adam Lee (c.1772 - 1843)
Office of Works.

Notes

This ground floor plan shows the cellars beneath the Court of Requests, the Painted Chamber, the old House of Lords and the Prince's Chamber. Lee's own house is to the east of the old House of Lords. The plan shows, in outline, Wyatt's additions to Old Palace Yard. In pencil a staircase has been added to the west of the Prince's Chamber (the site of Soane's future Scala Regia) and various offices have been added to the south.

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Drawing

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