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Outline of a Plan for Altering the New Courts / agreeably to the directions of a Select Committee / of the House of Commons. / 25th. March. 1824. / Design No. 2. / No. 2 / Bail Court / Corridor. / Court of King’s Bench. / Court of Common Pleas / WaterCloset / Attendants / on the / Lord Chief Justice. / Lord Chief Justice’s / Retiring Room / The Court of Exchequer. / The Court of Equity. / Judge’s Retiring Room / Recess for / the / Court Keeper / Area. / Staircase / Scale of Feet / (pencil) [_] Mr. Bankes Sen[io]r / Octagon at 7 feet Messrs. Bankes / Williamson & / Sir C[harles] Long / Square Tower [_] / Sir Ch[arles] Long / Col. Trench / Mr. W[illiam]. Bankes like [_] my plan [_] dimensions given
Signed and dated
Lincolns Inn Fields / 1st. April. 1824
Medium and dimensions
Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of buff, blue and pink, within triple ruled border pricked for transfer on wove paper (782 x 569)
Soane Office, draughtsman
see separate entry for SM 53/3/60v
This drawing records the discussions with the Select Committee with regard to the maximum encroachment of the New Law Courts towards New Palace Yard. A diagonal line from the pavilion tower of the Stone Building to Westminster Hall is clearly labelled Mr. Banks Sen[ior]r, though subsequently a more generous perimeter line appears to have been reached, with discussion focusing upon the plan of a corner turret.
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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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