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  • image SM 53/8/48Av

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SM 53/8/48Av


[380] Finished drawing, Court of King's Bench, 6 April 1824


Plan of the main (ground) floor of the entrance to the Court of King's Bench from St Margaret's Street, with the basement level of the Court of King's Bench, not as executed


line scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


Tower dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 06/04/1824
    6 April 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pink wash, pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper (384 x 354)


Soane Office, draughtsman


This drawing appears on the verso of an iscribed cover sheet. It focuses upon resloving the circulation to the Court of King's Bench from St Margaret's Street, and the exact form of the entrance hall and its anciliary spaces. As built, the corridor was moved further north.



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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