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  • image SM 53/3/20

Reference number

SM 53/3/20


[491] Record drawing, Court of King's Bench, 28 February 1829


Plan of the main (ground) floor of the Court of King's Bench and adjacent offices, with furnishings, and offices reinstated on the north side to New Palace Yard, unexecuted


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


Plan of a Design for enlarging the Court of King's bench, and providing the accommodations required, / by reinstating the building in New Palace Yard taken down in 1824 by Order of a Select Committee of / the House of Commons. - / Ante Room / Entrance for the Barristers / Entrance for / the Kings Counsel / Entrance for the Public into the Court of Kings Bench / Entrance into the Coffee Rooms (x 2) / Entrance into the Court of Kings Bench / The Bail Court / The Court of Kings Bench / The / Judges / Clerks / The Judges / Retiring Room / New Palace Yard / Parloir / Passage / Porch / Private / Entrance / for the / Judges / S[ain]t. Margarets Street / Vestibule (x 3) / Water Closet (x 2)

Signed and dated

  • 28/02/1829
    28th.. Feb[ruar]y.. 1829

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, coloured washes of yellow, buff, pink and blue, pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper (736 x 522)


Richardson, Charles James (1806--1871), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 28 February 1829 notes that Charles Richardson was About [a] pPan of [the] Court of / Kings Bench.


Smith & Allnutt / 1827



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