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[188] Design, Vice Chancellor's Court, Court of Chancery and Lord Chancellor's Robing Room, 1824


Plan of the roofs and guttering over the Vice Chancellor's Court, the Court of Chancery and the Lord Chancellor's Robing Room, with four accompanying sections, nearly as executed


to a scale


New Law Courts / Plan of the Roofs of the Vice-Chancellor's Court, - the Court of Chancery, and the Lord Chancellor's Robing Room. / G (x 2) / Gutter (x 9) dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, coloured washes of red and blue pen on wove paper (658 x 499)


Soane Office, draughtsman




The area shown sits between two corridors (running from east to west) linking the Public Corridor and Westminster Hall to the existing parts of the Stone Building. The plan demonstrates the careful provisions made for drainage, the pitch of separate roofs and the positions of rainwater heads. The rear of the Stone Building is indicated in grey. As built, there was a short connecting link built from the centre of the Court of Chancery's west wall to the south-eastern corner of the central block of the Stone Building.



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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