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image SM 53/3/12

Reference number

SM 53/3/12

Purpose

[446] Record drawing, Court of King's Bench, 25 April 1829

Aspect

Plan of the main (ground) floor of the Court of King's Bench, with the Bail Court and adjacent offices, with the entrances from St Margaret's Street and Westminster Hall, with the screen wall to New Palace Yard, as finally executed

Scale

bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Plan of the Court of King's Bench &c as altered by Order of a Select Committee of the House of Commons. / Part of Westminster Hall. / The / Bail Court / Entrance from Westminster Hall into the Court of Kings Bench / Jury Box / Entrance for / the Judges of the / Court of Kings Bench / Vestibule / Attendants / on the / Judges / The Judges / Retiring Room / New Palace Yard

Signed and dated

25th.. April 1829

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, coloured washes including ochre, pink and blue, pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper (497 x 407)

Hand

Possibly Charles James Richardson (1806 - 1871), draughtsman

Level

Drawing

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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