bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot
Plan of the New Law Courts at Westminster, shewing likewise the additional Rooms and other Accommodations / originally designed for the Court of Kings Bench, but which were subsequently removed by Order of a Select Committee of the / House of Commons, appointed on the 23rd March 1824.- / WESTMINSTER·HALL· / BAIL·COURT· / HALL· (x 4)/ LOBBY· (x 2) / PASSAGE· (x 3) / W[ATER]·C[LOSET]· (x 11) / AREA· (x 8) / NEW·PALACE·YARD· / ANTE·ROOM· / COVRT·OF / KINGS·BENCH· / BARONS· / CLERKS·ROOM· / COURT·OF·EQUITY / STAIRCASE· (x 3) / THE·IVDGES· / RETIRING·ROOM· / K[ING’S·B[ENCH]· / IUDGES· / COURT·OF·COMMON·PLEAS / THE·IUDGES· / RETIRING·ROOM· / COURT·OF·C[OMMON]·P[LEAS]· / COURT· / KEEPER· / THE KINGS· / REMEMBRANCER· / MASTERS· / IN·EQUITY· / SERIEANTS· / ROOM· / JUDGES·CLERKS· / ROOM·C[OMMON]·P[LEAS]· / VICECHANCELLORS·COURT· / ATTENDANTS· / ON·THE· / VICECHANCELLOR· / VICECHANCELLOR’S· / ROBING·ROOM· / SECRETARY’S· / ROOM· / USHERS·ROOM· / GRAND· / INQUEST· / IURY· (x 3) / LORD·CHANCELLOR’S· / ROBING·ROOM· / ATTENDANT’S· / ON·THE· / LORD·CHANCELLOR· / VESTIBULE· / BARRISTER’S· / ROBING·ROOM· / SEALERS·ROOM· / LIBRARY· / MASTERS·IN·CHANCERY· / OLD·PALACE·YARD· / (pencil) Barristers / Retiring Room dimensions given
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dated in accordance with known building campaign
Medium and dimensions
Pencil, wash, coloured washes of yellow, orange pink and blue, pen, red pen, within triple ruled border on card (913 x 620)
Soane Office, draughtsman
Unusually in this drawing, each side of the border contains a bar scale.
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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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