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image SM 53/3/3

Reference number

SM 53/3/3

Purpose

[315] Record drawing, Court of King's Bench, 3 August 1826

Aspect

Section through the Court of King's Bench, its adjacent offices and the north-west corner tower of the Stone Building, with the façade of Westminster Hall, as originally executed

Scale

line scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Section shewing the comparative Levels of the Floor of Westminster Hall, / The Court of King's Bench, and the Rooms in the "Stone Building.

Signed and dated

  • 03/08/1826
    3rd. Aug[u]st. 1826.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, coloured washes of pink and brown, pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper (512 x 338)

Hand

Possibly David Alfred Mocatta (1806 - 1882), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 3 August 1826 notes that both David Mocatta and Charles Richardson were working on Drawing [an] Elevation next New Palace Yard.
Possibly Charles James Richardson (1806 - 1871), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 3 August 1826 notes that both David Mocatta and Charles Richardson were working on Drawing [an] Elevation next New Palace Yard.

Notes

This section offers a valuable record of the internal disposition of the final appearance of rooms in the linking range between Westminster Hall and the Court of King's Bench. The Court's lantern is also shown in its original form, prior to being lowered in response to concerns that it would be visible from Westmisnter Bridge.

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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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