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image SM 53/6/4

Reference number

SM 53/6/4

Purpose

[484] Drawing for publication, Court of King's Bench, January 1829

Aspect

Plan of the main (ground) floor of the Court of King's Bench and adjacent offices, with plans of the basement and upper levels, and of Record Building to the east of Westminster Hall, unexecuted

Scale

bar scale of 1/20 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Plan of the Court of King’s Bench at Westminster, shewing the several Rooms / and accommodations originally designed, &c. &c. / Ante Room / Coffee Room (x 3) / Entrance for / the Barristers &c / Entrance in the / Coffee Rooms &c (x 2) / Entrance for / the Judges / Entrance for the / Kings Counsel / Entrance for the Public / Lobby (x 2) / Upper part of the / Court of / Kings Bench / Vestibule / Waiting / Room

Signed and dated

Jan[uar]y. 1829

Medium and dimensions

Pen, wash, coloured washes of pink, blue and yellow, pricked for transfer on laid paper (282 x 422)

Hand

Soane Office, draughtsman

Watermark

CA (compund letter)

Notes

There is a clear band of erasure and redrawing around the lower perrimeter of the plan of the main (ground) floor of the Court of King's Bench, and an erased border around the lowest plan on this drawing.

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Drawing

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