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SM 53/2/55


[242] Presentation drawing, Vice Chancellor's Court, 12 August 1825


Plan of the main floor of the Court of Common Pleas, with ancillary accommodation and adjacent offices, with designated entrances from Westminster Hall and the Stone Building, almost as executed


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


Plan of the Vice-Chancellor's Court &c. at Westminster. / Part of Westminster Hall / Line of Court at Lincolns Inn / Robes & / Part of the Court / of Common Pleas. / Line shewing the size of the Vice-Chancellors Court at Lincolns Inn. / The Vice-Chancellor's Court.. / Room for Counsel / Attending the / Vice-Chancellor's Court / Area (x 2) / Part of the Court / of Chancery. / Tribunal. / Attendants on the / Vice Chancellor. / Robes &c.. / Closet for / Washing Hands / &c / The Vice. Chancellor's / Robing Room. / Water. / Closet. / Entrance to the Vice Chancellor's Court from S[ain]t. Margaret's Street. / 17 Aug[ust]: 1825 / Feet / App[roved]: by the Vice Chan[cellor]. / with the addition / of another seat for the / Council &c

Signed and dated

  • 12/08/1825
    Lincolns Inn. Fields. / 12th. August. 1825

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, coloured washes including buff, blue, pink and green, pen within single ruled border pricked for transfer on wove paper (499 x 665)


Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837), architect
Soane Office
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J Whatman / Turkey Mill / 1825


The annotations recording ammendments suggested by the Vice Chancellor are in Soane's hand.



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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