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image SM 37/1/15

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SM 37/1/15


Surveys of the apartments belonging to the Lord Great Chamberlain and the Labourer in Trust, 30 August 1823


Plans of The Lord Great Chamberland (sic) and Labourer in Trust Apartments at the House of Lords


as above, labelled: To Jno Soane Esqr, Journal Room Under Old House of Lords, Labourer in Trust / Kitchen, Do Office, Do / Sitting / Room, Do / Parlour, Labourer in Trust Garden, Old House of Lords, Passage to the House of Lords, Labourer in / Trust / Room, The Lord Great / Chamberlands / Rooms No 1, Do No 2, Do No 3, Winding Staircas (sic) Case, Do, Labourer Trust (sic) / Bed Rooms, Labourer in Trust / Lumber Room / for Stones &c / in the Roof, Blank / Space under / Roof, Do and dimensions and calculations given

Signed and dated

  • 30 August 1823
    30 August 1823, Adam Lee

Medium and dimensions

Pen, partly pricked for transfer on wove paper (310 x 524)


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


The drawing shows, from left to right, the ground, one pair and two pair floors of the apartments. The building was joined to the old House of Lords at a right angle. It was demolished in 1823 to make way for the new Royal Gallery and committee rooms.



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