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  • image SM 53/8/23

Reference number

SM 53/8/23


[478] Preliminary design, Court of King's Bench, 23 March 1827


Elevation of the Court of King's Bench entrance from St Margaret's Street and adjacent offices, with proposed Corinthian portico and attic story to the pavilion tower, with part elevation of proposed portico for The Stone Building, unexecuted


to a scale

Signed and dated

  • 23/03/1827
    March 23d 1827

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, sepia wash, on laid paper (489 x 298)


Possibly Charles James Richardson (1806 - 1871), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 23 March 1827 notes that Charles Richardson was About Statement / of Facts relating to the / New Law Courts:-; this could feasibly have involved preparing these studies.


W Weatherley / 1822



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