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image SM 37/2/30

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SM 37/2/30


[104] Record drawing, Court of Exchequer and Court of Common Pleas offices, 7 April 1824


Plan of the second and attic floors of Law Court offices above and adjacent to the Court of Exchequer and the Court of Common Pleas


bar scale of 1/18 inch to 1 foot


In the Roof. / 3rd: Plan. / (Copied) / Scale of Feet / Westminster Hall. / Auditor Lowndes / Office. / Inrolements belonging / to the Land Revenue / King's / Remembrancers / Records (x 2) / Augmentation / Records / Old Records / Augmentation / Garrets / Excheq[ue]r. Records / Mr. Lowndes / Over Court / of Common Pleas / Custos Brevium / Pipe / Office (x 2) / Augmentation / Old Tallys. / In the Roof. / with the / Roof. / Treasurers Remembrancers / Records. / In the Roof belonigng / to Tally Office. / Augmentation / Office dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 07/04/1824
    April 7th: 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pen, wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper (753 x 544)


Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 7 April 1824 records that Stephen Burchell was Copying Plans of Buildings / at Westminster.


This plan is drawn to the same scale, and covers the same floor levels, as two of the plans shown on SM 37/2/29, but here the separate offices are labelled and their dimensions records. Given this correlation, it would appear that this drawing was copied from the same survey drawings then in the Office of Works' own holdings.



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