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  • image SM 37/2/13

Reference number

SM 37/2/13


Survey of the carriage entrance, 7 October 1822


Plan of the / carriage and footway through the Horse Guards


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: Entrance from Whitehall, Foot way (twice), Carriage way, The Parade St James's Park and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 7 October 1822
    7th Octr / 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and yellow washes, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper (564 x 355)


Charles Edward Papendiek (1801 - 1835)
Pupil January 1818 - March 1824.


This drawing undoubtedly relates to Soane's Royal Entrance to the House of Lords. Soane was directed to add a porte-cochère to his curved, Gothick arcade and it was suggested that this needed to be as wide as the arch of the carriage way of the Horse Guards building (shown here to be 11'8'' between the inner walls).

See also SM 71/2/60.

Tom Drysdale, January 2015



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