bar scale of 1/18 inch to 1 foot
Plan of the Second Floor / Plan of the Third Floor / Plan of the Upper Story / Scale of Feet / (Copied) / A (x 3) B (x 3) C (x 2) D (x 2) E (x 2) F (x 2) G H I / A. Court of Exchequer. / B. Exchequer Chamber. / C. Court of Common Pleas. / D. Treasurers Remembrancers Office. / E. Kings Rembrancers Office. / F. Kings Remembrancers Clerk’s Room. / G. Treasurers Remembrancers Office. / H. Kings Remembrancers Office. / I. Passage to the Court of Exchequer. / A. The Upper Part of Exchequer Court, / a. A Gallery where the Pipe Office is kept. / B. Lead Flat over Treasurers Remembrancers Office. / C. Augmentation and Pipe Office. / D. A small Garret in which some old / Tallys are kept. / E. Upper Room belonging to Treasurers / Remembrancers Office. / F. Chief Ushers Room. / A. Papers belonging to the Auditor of / Land Revenue. / B. Part belonging to Augmentation Office and / part to Kings Remembrancers Office. dimensions given
Signed and dated
April 6th: / 1824
Medium and dimensions
Pen, wash, red wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper (540 x 757)
Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 6 April 1824 notes that Stephen Burchell was Copying Plans of Buildings / at Westminster.
This plan is evidently a copy of an existing drawing, prepared before the demolition of the Augmentation Office, which is shown projecting from the north-west corner of the site. The Judges' Coach House, located between the central block of The Stone Building and the King's and Treasurer's Remembrancers' Offices is also absent, suggesting it had been demolished at the time of the original survey (see SM 37/1/17). The concentration upon the northern side of the New Law Courts site, and the inclusion of the perimeter line of the homogeneous scheme, combined with the date of this copy, implies that Stephen Burchell was copying this, in part, to better acquaint himself with the history of the site and the building's design process
Though undated, this drawing appears to be related to the series of copies made from drawings held by the Office of Works in April 1824. It is clearly related to SM 37/2/28 and SM 37/2/29.
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