Palace Floor Plans

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From: James Crouch

23 July 2011

Dear Historic Royal Palaces,

I would be most grateful if you could provide me as detailed floor
plans as possible for Kensington Palace and Hampton Court Palace.

The design and order of the state and private apartments being of
particular interest.

Thank you in advance,
Yours faithfully,

James Crouch

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From: Alyson Lawton
Historic Royal Palaces

2 August 2011


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Dear Mr Crouch

Thank you for your request seeking floor plans of Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace .

For Hampton Court Palace, the information is available on our website. The following link to our orientation leaflet given to visitors will show you the design and order of the state and private apartments

http://www.hrp.org.uk/Resources/HCP_Map_...

For Kensington Palace; We do not look after the whole of the palace as there are members of the Royal Family and Royal Household who are resident in the palace. The areas which they occupy are the responsibility of the Royal Household.

Historic Royal Palaces is responsible for the State rooms and apartments. We do not have the floor plan on our website as our development project to transform the Palace is taking place. This is due to complete in March 2012. Whilst we are doing this work, we have a temporary exhibition The Enchanted Palace in the State Apartments and the exhibition leaflet does not give the information that you are seeking. I have therefore scanned in a floor plan from our old guidebook, which is attached to this email which will show you the design and order of the State and Private apartments. If you have difficulty printing this out or it is not clear enough for you,then please send me an address and I'll post you a copy.

If you want further detail on the historical design and order of the state and private apartments, I can forward a request to one of our Curators who may be able to advise on publications that might cover this area. I hope this information is helpful.

Yours sincerely

Alyson Lawton
Trust and Company Secretary,
Historic Royal Palaces

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Dear Historic Royal Palaces,

I would be most grateful if you could provide me as detailed floor
plans as possible for Kensington Palace and Hampton Court Palace.

The design and order of the state and private apartments being of
particular interest.

Thank you in advance,
Yours faithfully,

James Crouch

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Historic Royal Palaces is a registered charity (No 1068852), correspondence details, Hampton Court Palace, Surrey KT8 9AU Historic Royal Palaces Enterprises Ltd, a company registered in England (No 3418583) registered office Hampton Court Palace, Surrey KT8 9AU

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From: James Crouch

2 August 2011

Dear Alyson Lawton,

Thank you very much for your quick response, its much appreciated!

If you would be able to forward this on to one of your Curators,
that would be great. The design and order of state rooms within
palaces is my particular interest in looking at the floor plans.

Thank you again,

Yours sincerely,

James Crouch

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From: Alyson Lawton
Historic Royal Palaces

2 August 2011

I'll forward your request. I am not sure how long it will take them to reply as they are busy doing detailed research for Kensington and the Royal Kitchens at Kew and also a number of them will probably be taking their annual leave but I will ask the most senior buildings curator and I'll see what sort of response I get.

Best wishes Alyson Lawton

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Dear Alyson Lawton,

Thank you very much for your quick response, its much appreciated!

If you would be able to forward this on to one of your Curators,
that would be great. The design and order of state rooms within
palaces is my particular interest in looking at the floor plans.

Thank you again,

Yours sincerely,

James Crouch

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From: Lee Prosser
Historic Royal Palaces

2 August 2011

Dear Mr Crouch

Your email has been passed on to me. If you could let me have a little more detail on what exactly you are looking for, I might be able to suggest a few sources. In terms of design, are you searching for information on decor or architecture?

Yours sincerely

Lee Prosser

Curator (Historic Buildings)
Kensington Palace and Kew Palace
Apartment 25
Hampton Court Palace
Surrey KT8 9AU
Tel: 020 3166 6409

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Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace. Although the palaces are owned by The Queen on behalf of the nation, we receive no funding from the Government or the Crown, so we depend on the support of our visitors, members, donors, volunteers and sponsors. Our aim is to help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.

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From: James Crouch

13 August 2011

Dear Lee Prosser,

I'm searching more for information regarding the purpose and order
of the state and private apartments of palaces. More or less the
overall design of the palaces.

Yours sincerely,

James Crouch

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