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  • image SM 37/3/26

Reference number

SM 37/3/26


[54] Record drawing, Court of King's Bench offices, 6-7 April 1824


Plan of the first-floor Offices belonging to the Court of King's Bench, immediately adjacent to the west wall of Westminster Hall


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


Part of the Rooms adjoining Westminster Hall / alloted to the Court of King's Bench. / Scale of Feet / King's Bench Treasury Office / Room for / rolling / Records. / Attendants on / the Lord Chief / Justice. / Water Closet / Lord Chief Justice / of the Court of / Kings Bench dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 06/04/1822-07/04/1822
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Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, pen, within double ruled border pricked for transfer on wove paper (396 x 283)


Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman
The Day Book entries for 6 - 7 April 1824 note Stephen Burchell was Copying Plans of Buildings / at Westminster.


This plan records the accommodation occupied by the Lord Chief Justice, and associated Officers of the Court of King's Bench, alongside the three south-western bays of Westminster Hall. If the association of this drawing with Stephen Burchall's copying of Westminster plans by is correct, this plan may reflect a lost original from the series of survey drawings of buildings adjacent to the west side of Westminster Halll in early September 1822. The closest corresponding plan is SM 37/3/2.



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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