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image SM 36/2/2

Reference number

SM 36/2/2

Purpose

[23] Copy of a variant design for the first floor of a new Parliament House and Law Courts

Aspect

General Plan of Westminster Hall, the Parliament House and Law Courts

Scale

bar scale of 1/3 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

labelled: Palace Yard, St Margarets Lane, Fish / Yard, Court / of / Equity, Judges (3 times), Officers (3 times), Courts (4 times), Court of / Exchequer, Jury (twice), Court of / Common Pleas, Court of / Kings Bench, Court of / Chancery, Lord / Chancellor, Master / of the / Rolls, Masters / in / Chancery, King Henry / the Sevenths Chapel, Old Palace Yard, Parliament Office, Dirty Lane, Coffee Houses, Court of Requests, Gallery, Painted / Chamber, Robing, Black / Rod, Princes / Chamber, Kings / Privy / Chamber, House of Lords, Lobby, Court of Requests, Black Rod / and / Gentlemen / Ushers, Kings / Presence, House of / Lords, Lobby, Vestibule, Lobby, Mr Speakers / Chamber, Waiting / Room, Court, Conference, Court, Black Rod, Robing / Room, Prince / of Wales, Lord / Chancelr, Lord / Treasr, Bishops, Lord / Privy / Seal, Lord / Great / Chamber / lains, Earl / Marshall, Committee (4 times), Lord Halifax's / Garden, Thames

Signed and dated

(Copied) 1st April 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, yellow, pink and olive green washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (544 x 748)

Hand

Soane Office

Notes

Copy of drawing [22] with alterations to the House of Commons, the Conference room and the fenestration of the Parliament House.

Level

Drawing

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