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SM 53/6/7


[490] Alternative design, New Law Courts and Record Building, 14 February 1829


Elevation of Record Building, Westminster Hall and proposed Gothic façade to the Court of King's Bench from New Palace Yard, looking south, unexecuted


to a scale of 1/16 inch to 1 foot


Perspective View of Design No 2. / This Design is intended to form a Uniform Front in the same style as the Northern entrance into / Westminster Hall. / No. 6. - 6

Signed and dated

  • 14/02/1829
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Medium and dimensions

Pencil, coloured washes of sepia, Payne's grey, within single border on laid paper (465 x 281)


George Bailey (1792 - 1860), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 14 February 1829 notes that George Bailey was About Drawings of the Record Office, / Duchy Court of Lancaster, Corut of / King's Bench &c.


C Ansell / 1824



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