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Reference number

SM (52) 51/5/48 (53) 51/5/46

Purpose

[52-53] Survey drawings of the Stone Building, one dated 5 June 1830 (2)

Aspect

52 Section thro the Staircase at the back of the Stone Building / looking towards St Margaret's Street and (verso) plan for Temporary Courts 7'..4" above Westn Hall floor 53 Cross Section through the Stone Building

Scale

(52,53) bar scales of 1 7/8 inch to 10 feet (52 verso) ¼ inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

52 as above, Attendants on the Lord Chancellor, Court, Floor of Passage & of Committee Rooms 15 & 16, Long Passage forming communication between Courts, Kings Bench Records, Gallery, Augmentation Office and Hewitt (52 verso) as above, Seat (29 times), Desk (4 times), Table (twice), pencil calculations and some pen and pencil dimensions given 53 as above, Lobby, Passage leading to Vice Chancellors Court, St Margarets Street, Kings Bench Records, Gallery, (pencil) floor of Augmentation Office and vertical dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (52) 5 June 1830

Medium and dimensions

(52) Pen, sepia, warm sepia and pink washes on wove paper with one fold mark (542 x 712) (53) pen, warm sepia, sepia and pink washes, shaded on wove paper (537 x 376)

Hand

Soane office (no Day Book for this date)

Notes

As with drawings 43 to 51 those catalogued here are related to the scheme for turning the Augmentation Office in the Stone Building into committee rooms for the House of Commons. The Augmentation Office was then to be moved to the top floor and into Mr Hewitt's apartments. This did not happen and in the great fire of 1834 little was left of the Stone Building.
Drawing 52 verso is not related to the Stone Building.

Level

Drawing

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