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  • image SM 53/5/7v

Reference number

SM 53/5/7v


[346] Preliminary survey on completion, Court of King's Bench, 19 September 1826


Sections, plans and details of the office of the Outer Treasurer, the Court of King's Bench Record office, as finally completed


to rough scales


about 7'. 0" / Ceiling / Closets / same kind of Chimney piece / in the small room adjoining. / t.o'.w. / with shutters dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c 19/09/1826
    dated in accordance with SM 53/5/7

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pink wash, pen, on wove paper (213 x 274)


Possibly Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman


The disruption to the fenestration caused by encasing the north and western sides of the Court of King's Bench with a screen wall is apparent from these drawings. A plan of the two floors of offices adjoining the Court of King's Bench are given on SM 53/3/13.



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