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image SM 53/3/13

Reference number

SM 53/3/13

Purpose

[439] Record drawing, The Stone Building, after 6 February 1826

Aspect

Plan of the second, third, and fourth floors of the north-west range of The Stone Building, recording the apportioning of accommodation, as executed

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

New Law Courts at Westminster / Plan of the Rooms on the First & Second Floor and Attics at the North West extremity of the Building, / as settled by The Lord Chief Justice (Abbot) February 1826. / abcdefgh {N[ota]. B[ene]. These Rooms were settled by the / {Lord Chief Justice Abbot February 6th.. 1826 / Attic / Room for Disposing / of Wigs / h / Two Pair / Records / d / Kings bench / Record Office / Outer Treasurer / e / Kings Bench / Record Office / Outer Treasury / f / Kings Bench Record / Office Inner Treasury / g / Mr. Lewis (x 2) / One Pair / Robing Room / a / Consultation / Room / b / Sitting Room / c / Grand Jury [_] / The Table Clerks of / Kings Remembrancer [_] / Prothonotary / Mr. Lewis (x 2).

Signed and dated

February. 1826.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, orange wash, pen, within double ruled border pricked for transfer on wove paper (728 x 523)

Hand

Soane Office

Watermark

Smith & Allnutt / 1823

Literature

Sawyer, 1999: p. 504; footnote 1483 [referenced in error]

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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