bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot
PLAN OF THE NEW COURTS AT WESTMINSTER. / Speaker's Gallery / Lobby of the / House of Commons / Outer Lobby. / WESTMINSTER HALL. / Entrance / into the / Court of Kings Bench / Entrance into the / Court of Excehquer. / Entrance into the / Court of Common Pleas. / Entrance in the / Vice Chancellors Court. / Entrance into the / High Court of Chancery. / The Bail Court. / The Court of Kings Bench. / Barons Clerks / Staircase. (x 3) / The / Court of / Exchequer / The Court / of Equity / Hall (x 2) / Water / Closet (x 5) / Entrance into the / Court of Kings Bench &ca: / The Court of Common Pleas / The Judges / Retiring Room / Court of Common / Pleas. / Area (x 4) / Passage (x 4) / The Kings / Remembrancer / Judges Clerks / Entrance into the / Court of Exchequer &ca: / The Vice Chancellors Court / Attendants on / The Vice Chancellor / The Vice Chancellors / Retiring Room. / Entrance into the / Vice Chancellors Court &ca: / The High Court of Chancey / Lobby (x 2) / The / Lord Chancellors / Robing Room / Attendants on the / Lord Chancellor. / Grand Inquest Jury / Entrance into the / High Court of Chancery &ca: / Entrance into the / High Court of Chancery / for the Lord Chancellor- / Counsel / Keeper of the / Court of Chancery. / Ushers Robing Room / Passage to the Houses of Lords and Commons / Members / Waiting Room. / Waiting Room
Signed and dated
dated in accordance with known building campaign
Medium and dimensions
Pencil, wash, coloured washes including yellow, orange, pink and blue, pen, orange pen within nontuple ruled wash border pricked for transfer on wove paper (914 x 641)
Smith & Allnutt / 1822
One of the most meticulously rendered plans in the entire series of drawings relating to the New Law Courts. All sides of the ruled border contain bar scales, and there are various faint pencil annotations which resist transcription.
Sawyer, 1999: p 628, footnote 1868
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