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SM Vol 49/1


[137] Preliminary survey, New Law Courts, after 28 September 1822


Site plan of the New Law Courts, including the western buttresses of Westminster Hall (in pen) and the rear of The Stone Building (in pencil), as extant


to a rough scale


Westminster Hall. / Centre of Window No 3 / Centre of door dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, on wove paper bound in volume (275 x 212)


Soane Office, draughtsman


Fellows & Sons / 1821


This drawing must postdate the clearing of the site, which had been completed by 28 September 1822.



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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