House of Lords and the undercroft

House of Lords and the undercroft
  • Title: John Soane's Plan for Warming and Ventilating the House of Lords

  • Date : 30 June 1794

  • Catalogue number : Parliamentary Archives, HL/PO/JO/10/7/980A

  • Description :

    The plan was prepared in 1794 by the famous architect Sir John Soane as part of a scheme to provide better ventilation for the House of Lords. This cross section of his proposed heating system shows the undercroft beneath the House of Lords where Fawkes had stored the gunpowder in 1605.

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