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SM 62/2/6


[1] Survey of St James's Palace, 1792 (and copied 27 April 1833)




bar scale of 5/11 inch to 10 feet


labelled: The Garden, Old Library, Coffee Rooms, Passage, Queens Back Stairs, Yard (twice), Pheasant Court, Mrs / Dashwood, Passage, French Chapel, Yard, Maids of Honors / Dining Rooms, Mrs Chetwynd, Miss Boscawen, Her Majestys / Laundry, Household / Barber, Lady Charlotte / Finch, Yeomen of Guard, Gateway, Great Court, Colonnade, Passage, German Chapel, Paradise Court, Back / Stairs, Bed Chamber, Women, Passage, Mr Goodrick, Confecti- / onary, Yard, Chaplain, Clerk of the Kitchins (sic) / Office, Yard, Passage, Chapel / Royal, (red pen) Guard Room, (red pen) Suttling House, Ewery, Gateway (twice), Greencloth Court, Silver / Scullery, Passage, Arcade, Bread / Pantry, Pantry, Mr Povarains, Gentlen Pensioners, Yard, Mr Ramus, Engine Court, Miss Tryon, Miss Beauclark, Mr Dalton, Yard, Engine / Court, Yard, Passage, Kitchen, Court, Cleveland Row, Young Princes Apartments, Yard, Charles Ramus, Lord Chamberlains Office, Mr Barnard, Yard, Yard, Area, Prince of / Mecklenburghs / Apartments, Coll Keene, Way leading to the Park, Earl of Godolphins, Green / Office, Mr Godolphin, Butter & Egg Office, Spicery, Stable Yard, Arcade, Wardrobe and and (sic) Store Rooms, Houses belonging to Sundry Persons, Laundry, Passage, Yard (twice), Lady Broughton, Larder, Mr Nicolai, Her Majestys Library, Green Park, Way to sundry Stables &c round to Little St James's Street, Scalding & / Herb Office, Yard, Charcoal / Office, Oyl / Office, Engine / House, Chimney Sweeper Dust / Hole &c, Shed (3 times), Office of Works / Yard, Sheds, Earl Spencers / House, (in a later hand) A Copy of this Plan made & sent to Coll Davies MP / by his request 27 Apl 1833, some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1792
    John Soane Arch / 1792

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer on three sheets of laid paper, affixed, with two fold marks (1173 x 914)


Soane Office


J Buttanshaw = fleur-de-lis above cartouche with double bar / GR


The 'Suttling House' was a canteen for the guards. Colonel Davies (1789-1846), who requested a copy of this plan on 27 April 1833, was MP for Worcester. (TD)



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