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image SM 53/6/2

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SM 53/6/2


[487] Design, Duchy Court of Lancaster, 10 February 1829


Plan of the main floor of the Duchy Court of Lancaster and anxiliary offices, located on the east side of Westminster Hall, unexecuted


line scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


Design for a Building on the East Side of Westminster Hall to contain the Duchy Court of Lancaster &c. / and corresponding in elevation with the exterior of the Buildings in front of the / court of Kings Bench - / Lobby / open. / W[ater]. C[loset] dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 10/02/1829
    Feb[ruar]y. 10th: 1829.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, coloured washed of pink and blue, pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper (458 x 291)


Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837), architect
Charles James Richardson (1806 - 1871), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 9 February 1829 notes that Charles Richardson was About plans of [the] Duchy of / Lancasters Office, New Law Courts &c.




This drawing is annotated in Soane's hand. There are numerous erasures around the staircase, implying the circulation routes were revised during the drawing process.



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