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  • image SM 53/8/14

Reference number

SM 53/8/14


[444] Record drawing, Court of King's Bench, 11 September 1826


Plan, at first floor level, of the Court of King's Bench and adjacent offices, with ceilings indicated, as executed, recording the original north perimeter to New Palace Yard, demolished


1/12 inch to 1 foot


(No. 3.) / The New Court of KING'S BENCH. First Floor - / As it now is, agreeable to the Directions / of the Committee. / - / No.3

Signed and dated

  • 11/09/1826
    Bath / September 11 - / 1826

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, coloured washes of brown and blue, pen, pricked for transfer on laid paper (470 x 285)


Charles James Richardson (1806 - 1871), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 11 September 1826 notes that Charles Richardson was About part of the plan of the New Courts.


W Weatherley / 1822


This is one of a sequence of drawings running SM 53/8/12 - 18.



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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