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  • image SM 53/3/24

Reference number

SM 53/3/24


[465] Alternative design, Court of King's Bench, c 6 August 1826


Plan of the north wall of the Court of King's Bench, with adjacent offices to New Palace Yard restored, unexecuted


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


No 5

Signed and dated

  • c 06/08/1826
    the date has been erased, but dated in accordance with SM 53/3/22.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, pink wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper (529 x 234)


Soane Office, draughtsman


This is one of a series of four variants for reinstating the accommodation lost by the 1824 Select Committee (see SM 53/3/21 - 23). This drawing proposes octagonal corner towers, in place of the curved corners of the built scheme. Such a plan implies that a Gothic, rather than Palladian, elevation was intended.



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