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  • image SM 37/3/18

Reference number

SM 37/3/18


[47] Record drawing, Court of Common Pleas, before 24 October 1822


Plan of the Court of Common Pleas and laid-out plans of accommodation belonging to the Custos Brevium, as altered in 1822


not to scale


Court of Common Pleas, The / Judges Room / BENCH / The Court / Passage leading into Westminster Hall [pointing hand] / A B C D E / New Door / A Plan showing the changes made in 1822, / by the Board of Works, in the Custos Breviums / Apartments. / The parts shaded with Indian Ink were / taken down in September 1822, but new / Presses (temporary) were erected and which / are pointed out by being coloured Red. / In addition to these Rooms the Custos / Brevium possess a part of the temporary / Building within the Body of Westminster / Hall. / lettering sequence A - &ce / numbering sequence 1-50.

Signed and dated

  • 24/10/1822
    dated in accordance with SM 37/3/11A

Medium and dimensions

India ink, pink wash, red pen, pen, on wove paper (569 x 477)


This is not in a Soane office hand.


J Whatman / Turkey Mill / 1821



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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