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SM 53/5/8v


[286] Preliminary survey, Court of Exchequer and Chief Baron's Retiring Room, c mid-March 1826


Quarter plans of the ceiling compartments of the Court of Exchequer, and two detail elevations of details from foliage freizes in the lantern light of the Chief Baron's Retiring Room, as executed


not to scale


equal (x 2) / Ornament in the Lanthorn / light of the Barons retiring / Room. / 1'. 6" from centre to arch dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c 15/03/1826 - 31/03/1826
    dated in accordance with known building campaign

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, on wove paper (279 x 212)


Possibly Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman
this drawing appears to be associated with the survey of the Law Courts undertaken by Stephen Burchell in mid-March 1826


J Whatman / 1823


The sheet appears to have been detached from a bound volume.



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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