The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 4
The Speaker's House.
This was a small court of the palace, but has been greatly altered and enlarged, under the direction of Mr. Wyatt, at the time the additions before spoken of were made to the chapel.
The house itself is most exquisitely and tastefully ornamented with whatever is essential to the residence of an officer of such high rank.
The speaker can go into the house of commons from his own apartments, a passage having been made for that purpose.