bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot
First Floor Plan of the Courts of / Common Pleas & Exchequer / Offices &c.- / Tower and / Staircase of / Westm[inste]r. Hall / This part pulled down / Court of Equity / Court of Exchequer / Area / New Palace Yard / Ushers Room / Barrons Room / Yard attached / to the Court of / Coffee House / Staircase leading / to Attics / Area / Lead / Flat / Yard / Record Room (x 4) / Saint Margarett's Street / (pencil) No. 44 No. 45 No. 47 No. 39 No. 37.0 No. 46 No. 48 / (red pen) No. a No. 1
No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 / Common / Pleas / No. [_] / Y X Z / 8 7 10 9 / Kings Remembrancer (x 2) / Rooms for the Officers / belonging to the Kings Remembrancer / DD EE II FF GG HH / (pen) dimensions given
Signed and dated
Sep[tember]. 9. 1822
Medium and dimensions
Pencil, wash, pen, red pen, on wove paper (538 x 380)
John William Hiort (1772 - 1861), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 9 September 1822 notes that John Hiort was at the Courts of Law / About Plans &c.
see seprate entry for SM 37/3/7v
This drawing is the lower half of a larger sheet, comprising of this sheet and SM 37/3/4, which has split along a fold. As on SM 37/3/5, the Court of Common Pleas is lightly sketched in pencil. The numbering in pencil appears related to the auction of 3 September 1822, when the existing buildings were sold as lots for materials. The numbering in red appears to be part of the same sequence shown on SM 37/3/2.
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