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  • image SM 53/8/17

Reference number

SM 53/8/17


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


Plan of the upper (gallery) floor of the Court of King's Bench, the Bail Court and adjacent offices, with ceilings and skylights indicated, as originally executed


1/12 inch to 1 foot


The New Court of KING'S BENCH - Plan of the One Pair Floor. / as it was in . March - 1824. / (No.3)

Signed and dated

  • c 11/09/1826
    dated in accordance with SM 53/8/14 - 16

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, coloured washes of brown and blue, pen, pricked for transfer on laid paper (491 x 305)


Probably Charles James Richardson (1806 - 1871), draughtsman


W Weatherley


One of the sequence of drawings running SM 53/8/12 - 18. There are minor erasures to the inner curve of the north façade to New Palace Yard with regard to the Barristers Entrance and staircase.



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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