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SM 51/5/49


[105] Record drawing, The Stone Building, 6 October 1820


Plans of the ground and main floors of central block and the southern flanking range of The Stone Building, excluding the pavilion tower


line scale of 1/10 to 1 foot


Grand Jury Room / [_]

Signed and dated

  • 06/10/1820
    (Copy) / Office of Works / October 6th 1820

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper (474 x 411)


Soane Office, draughtsman


The sheet bears an embossed oval stamp at its upper right corner reading: IMPROVED. [TH]OMAS.CRESWICK / DRAW[IN]G PAPER / ROUGH.


This drawing has been previously associated with drawings for the redistribution of Committee Rooms in the southern range of The Stone Building (1825 - 1826). Given its date, it would seem more probable that this copy was taken at the outset of the New Law Courts comission. As the inscription makes clear, this plan is a copy of an existing drawing in the Office of Works' records.



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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