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SM 89/3/70


[59] Preliminary survey, Courts of Exchequer and Equity, 12 October 1820


Plan of the main (first) floor of the Court of Exchequer, the Exchequer Chamber and the Baron's Room


not to scale


Judges of Exchequer - [_] / Barons Room / Court of Exchequer / Water Clos[et] & stair: / A.A. will be ample for / the Courts of Exchequer & Equity - Barons Room / Judges Chamber / & Court of Equity / West[minste]r Hall / (pencil) Tower Staircase dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 12/10/1820
    12 Oct[obe]r 1820

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, on wove paper (400 x 321)


Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837), architect
The drawing and annotations are in Soane's hand.


J Larking / 1812


In the inscription Mr. L. was most likely Adam Lee. At the date of this survey, the Exchequer Chamber accommodated the Court of Equity.


Sawyer, 1999: p. 490, footnote 1448



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