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image Image 1 for SM 37/3/4v - SM 37/3/7v
image Image 2 for SM 37/3/4v - SM 37/3/7v
  • image Image 1 for SM 37/3/4v - SM 37/3/7v
  • image Image 2 for SM 37/3/4v - SM 37/3/7v

Reference number

SM 37/3/4v - SM 37/3/7v

Purpose

[69] Preliminary survey, Court of Exchequer, with unrelated design drawing, September 1822

Aspect

Sections through the Court of Exchequer and adjacent offices, as extant, with unidentified plan of the corner of a large building with an engaged order (pen) and miscellaneous sketches (pencil)

Scale

bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

King's Remembrancer / Record Room / [_] / Xchequer under / Exchequer / under dimensions given

Signed and dated

dated in accordance with known survey campaign

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, red pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper (537 x 689), original sheet comprising of SM 37/3/7v (537 x 380) SM 37/3/4v (537 x 309).

Hand

Soane Office, draughtsman

Notes

The bar scale relates to the preliminary design for a large building, around which the sections through the north range are drawn. The sections appear to be preliminary sketches, for those given on SM 37/3/8, and indicated by section lines given in SM 37/3/5 and SM 37/3/6. The ground plan with dimensions cannot be identified with certainty as relating to the Law Courts. The faint sketch of a flying buttress can be identified as one of those at Westminster Hall.

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Drawing

Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation. This catalogue of Soane’s designs for the New Law Courts was generously funded by The Worshipful Company of Mercers and The Pilgrim Trust.

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