HC Deb 19 July 1933 vol 280 c1804
19. Rear-Admiral SUETER

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he will consider hiding the black warming pipes in most of the State rooms at Hampton Court Palace by suitable wooden coverings with grating fronts that would be more in harmony with the surroundings or, alternatively, installing a more modern system of heating with the maximum amount of piping hidden under the floor boards?


I am advised that no really satisfactory scheme can be devised for covering up the present admittedly objectionable heating pipes in the State Rooms at Hampton Court. A scheme for the substitution of a "concealed" system of heating has been under consideration, hut, in view of the very high cost, I cannot say when, or to what extent, it may be possible to proceed with it.