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SM P282-xii


[138] Survey, New Law Courts, after 28 September 1822


Site plan of the New Law Courts, including the south end of Westminster Hall, the main floor of The Stone Building, and the buttresses of the Hall, as extant, with unrelated preliminary elevations of parapet caps (pencil)


to a scale

Signed and dated

  • after 28/09/1822
    dated in accordance with known building campaign

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pricked for transfer on wove paper (547 x 376)


Soane Office, draughtsman


Plan and elevation of the screen wall for The Bank of England.


The sheet has been closely cropped along its left edge, severing the plan halfway through the central block of The Stone Building. It records the site following the clerance of existing structures, which had been completed by 28 September 1822. The exposed buttresses of Westminster Hall are clearly visible, and their is no evidence of preliminary designs for the New Law Courts.



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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