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image SM 53/2/60v

Reference number

SM 53/2/60v


[192] Finished drawing, New Law Courts, before 18 October 1822


Plan of the foundations of the New Law Courts, showing the area between the south end of Westminster Hall and the south and west ranges of The Stone Building, containing the accommodation for the Lord Chancellor, not as executed


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


Scale of Feet / [_]

Signed and dated

  • before 18/10/1822
    dated in accordance with SM 53/2/60; the date has been severely cropped, making transcription impossible

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, coloured washes of pink and blue, pricked for transfer on wove paper (522 x 352)


Soane Office, draughtsman


Smith & Allnutt / 1817


The area shown relates directly to the section given in SM 53/2/60, as both show the arrangements made for accommodating the Lord Chancellor. The configuration of light wells and alterations to The Stone Building shown here were not as executed (compare SM 53/2/27).



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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