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SM 36/2/21


[19] Traced copy of a variant design for the first floor of a new Parliament House


Plan of Design for New Houses of Parliament (first floor)


labelled: Old Palace Yard, Westminster / Hall, Chancery / Court, Kings Bench, Lobby, House of / Commons, Communication / Gallery, Court of Requests, Painted / Chamber, Black Rod, Robing, Lobby, House of Lords, Princes / Chamber, Kings Privy / Chamber / 30 by 30, 40 by 25 / Kings / Presence, Black Rod / Gentleman / Usher, 187 by 40, Clerks, Serjeant at / Arms, Mr Speakers / Closet, 75 by 50, Lobby, 50 x 25 / Lobby, 75 by 37.6 / House of / Lords, Prince / of Wales, Ld Chancellor, Ld / Treasurer, Bishops, Ld Privy / Seal, Lord / Great / Chamberlain, Earl / Marshall, 43 by 32 / Committee, Robing, Clerks, Court, 70 by 35 / Conferences, Waiting / Room, House / Keeper, 43 by 32 / Committee, 28 by 32 / Committee, 30 by 30 / Committee, 40 by 25 / Mr Speaker

Signed and dated

  • Original dated February 1738/9

Medium and dimensions

Pen on tracing paper, backed with wove paper (555 x 325)


Soane Office


Traced copy of drawing [18].



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