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image SM 51/3/28

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SM 51/3/28


Site survey showing the alterations and additions executed by Soane, 12 January 1824


General Plan shewing the Outline of the New Law Courts &c as designed & executed


bar scale of 1/3 inch to 10 feet


as above, labelled: New Courts, Westminster Hall, The Speaker's House, Records / & / Exchequer, The Garden of the Speaker / of the House of Commons, The River Thames

Signed and dated

  • 12 January 1824
    12th Jany 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, pink and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (543 x 675)


David Mocatta (1806-82, pupil 1821-27)


Soane's alterations and additions are shown in pink wash: the new Royal Entrance, Scala Regia, Royal Gallery and committee rooms for the House of Lords to the south, the new Law Courts to the west and a design for offices for the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the east.



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