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image SM 53/5/26

Reference number

SM 53/5/26

Purpose

[30] Survey, St Stephen's Court, c 1823 - 1825

Aspect

Plan of St Stephen's Court, on the north side of Westminster Hall

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to one foot

Inscribed

Speakers House / Westminster Hall / Buttress / Gateway dimensions given

Signed and dated

dated in accordance with known building campaign

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, on laid paper (231 x 372)

Hand

Soane Office, draughtsman

Verso

Unidentified ruled plan pricked for transfer

Watermark

crowned escutcheon with fleur de lys and monogram

Notes

This may be related to the survey of Exchequer buildings immediately to the north of Westminster Hall, and their accommodation of the Duchy Court of Lancaster (see SM 37/1/26 and SM 37/3/37). It records the prominent flying buttress, left exposed after the demolition of adjacent stables in 1808.

Level

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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