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  • image SM 53/2/41

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SM 53/2/41


[281] Presentation drawing, Courts of Exchequer and Equity, 1 July 1825


Plan of the mian floor of the Court of Exchequer and the Court of Equity, and adjacent ancillary spaces including the entrances from St Margaret's Street and Westminster Hall, showing proposed furnishings, as executed


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


Plan shewing the Seats & other Fittings in the Court of Exchequer / and the Court of Equity:- 1825, / Attorneys (x 4) / Barristers (x 4) / Book Case / Counsel (x 2) / Court Keeper / Cryer / of Court / Judges (x 3) / Jury / Kings Counsel (x 2) / Kings Remembrancers (x 2) / Students / Tab Master / Table (x 2) / Table & Desk / 6 July 1825 / App[rove]d. by the Bar[ons]. of the Exchequer at Gray's / Inn - making the space / between the Judges Trib[unal]. & the Kings Rem[embranacers] / only two feet [_] of this dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 01/07/1825
    July 1st .. 1825

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, coloured washes including buff, orange, pink and blue, pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper (466 x 688)


Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837), architect
Soane Office, draughtsman


This drawing is annotated in Soane's hand, recording its presentation to the Barons of the Exchequer on 6 July 1825.



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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