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SM 53/8/11


[485] Proof engraving, Court of King's Bench, after January 1829


Plans of the Court of King's Bench and adjacent offices at three levels; plan of proposed new entrances to New Palace Yard and symmetrical Records building (unexecuted)


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Plate 4. / Plan No. 1 / Part of the Court of Exchequer / The Court of Equity / Vestibule / Entrance into / the Court of / Kings Bench. / Passage of Communication from Westminster Hall / to Saint Margarets Street. / The Bail Court / Part of / Westminster Hall / Entrance from Westminster Hall into the COURT OF KINGS BENCH / Jury Box / Staircase / Attendants on / the / Judges / Retiring Room / for the Judges / Area to Admit Light to the Basement / Entrance for / the Judges / Ante Room / or / Waiting Room / Area / Stair- / -case / Entrance for the / Kings Counsel / New Palace Yard / Ante Room / for the Barristers / Entrance for / Barristers &c. / Entrance for the Public / Area (x 2) / No. 2 / Plan of Basement Story / No. 3 Plan of the First Floor & Attic / No. 4 / Westminster Hall

Signed and dated

  • after 01/1829
    publication date of 1829

Medium and dimensions

Engraving, on wove paper (282 x 474)


Attributed to CONEY, John (1786-1833), engraver


This appears to be an unused proof plate for one of Soane's printed accounts on the New Law Courts. There is no comparable print in either the concise or extended Brief Statement.



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