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House Of Lords, Looking North

House Of Lords, Looking North

Photographer: Harrington, John

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: J/10350.h.10

Item number: 32

Length: 17.2

Width: 11.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Interior of the House of Lords, also known as the Gilded Chamber in the Palace of Westminster, London.

"Another View, looking from Thorne towards the Reporter's Gallery. The House of Lords is 90 feet in length, 45 in breadth, and the same in height. In plan, the House is divided into three parts - the northern and southern being considerably smaller than the centre, which constitutes the body or floor of the House. This latter contains the Woolsack, Clerks' Table, &c., and on either side the seats for the Peers, in rows. The southern end contains the Throne, and is also for the accommodation of distinguished foreigners and others; while the northern has the Bar for its boundary, and is for the service of the House of Commons when summoned to the Upper House to attend Her Majesty or the Royal commissioners."

Descriptive letterpress by John Harrington of Brighton from the book 'The Abbey and Palace of Westminster'

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