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Purpose

[9] Survey, Courts of Exchequer, Equity, Commons Pleas, 10 April 1823

Aspect

Plan of the main (first) floor of the Courts of Exchequer, Equity and Commons Pleas, with adjacent accommodation and offices, to the north-west of Wesrtminster Hall

Scale

to a rough scale

Inscribed

Plan of the buildings adjoining the / Courts of Common Pleas & Exchequer / Remembrancer's / Record Room / Six Clerks Office / Remembrancer's room / Record room / Passage / A. see the parts at / large / Tower leading into the Court of Exchequer / Ushers / room / Court of Exchequer / record room above / Court of Equity / Court (x 2) / Baron's room / B[arons']. W[ater]. C[loset] / Open / Lobby (x 2) / Lobby to Barons / room / Staircase and / Passage / Court / Judges room / Court of / Common Pleas dimensions given

Signed and dated

10th. April 1823

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, coloured washes of prink and blue, pen, on wove paper (423 x 271)

Hand

Probably Arthur Patrick Mee (1802 - 1868), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 10 April 1823 notes that Arthur and Mee and David Mocatta were Making Sketches at Westminster.
Possibly David Alfred Mocatta (1806 - 1882), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 10 April 1823 notes that Arthur and Mee and David Mocatta were Making Sketches at Westminster.

Notes

The plan covers two adjacent leaves and is numbered as if a single sheet (SM Vol 48/5). For ease and consistency of reference it is catalogued here as a single sheet.

Level

Drawing

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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