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image SM 53/1/4

Reference number

SM 53/1/4


[177] Finished drawing, New Law Courts, 22 October 1822


Plan of the area bordered by Westminster Hall and the eastern flank and central block of The Stone Building, with the foundations of the New Law Courts indicated, and section indicating level changes between the New Law Courts and Westminster Hall, as executed


bar scale of 1/4 inch


Plan of the Foundations / Range / Level of New Courts / Level of W[estminste]r. Hall. / [_] / These dimensions are all taken from the / intended floor of the New Courts, that / is at 2: 6 above the present floor of Westminster Hall (pencil) Scale of Feet dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 22/10/1822
    L[incolns]. I[nn] F[ields] / 22nd Oct[obe]r. 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper (745 x 541)


Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837), architect
This drawing is annotated in Soane's hand.
Soane Office, draughtsman


Smith & Allnutt / 1817


This drawing shows the same area covered in SM 53/1/5, though it omits the water mains and channels shown in the latter.



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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