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A B C D E F / 3 Windows, First Floor / A Serv[ant]s Hall adj[oinin]g G[rea]t Staircase of Ho[use] of Com[mon]s / B King's Bench Leasing Office / C Waiting Room / D Waiting Room for Officers in attendance on the / Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench / E Handmaid's Closet / F Water Closet / G Lord Cheif Justice's Room of the Court / of King's Bench dimensions given (verso) External Heights / Room in Excheq[ue]r Coff[ee] Ho:[use] / Room [_] Stone Building - x √ / Gallery at end of Co.[urt] of Excheq[ue]r. O / Room over Olivers Coffee Ho[use] at the Corner & shut up / Attics over Gallery of the Xchequer dimensions given
Signed and dated
dated in accordance with known building campaign
Medium and dimensions
Pencil, on laid paper (359 x 249)
Soane Office, draughtsman
see separate entry for SM 89/3/64v
Horned crown above escutcheon with fleur de lys and monogram
In the inscription, the accompanying legend does not relate to the adjacent plan, as the accommodation and offices described lie within the southern and south-eastern extent of the east range.
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