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Reference number

SM 37/1/26


Survey of the Duchy Court of Lancaster, November 1826


Block plan of the Duchy Court of Lancaster and part of Westminster Hall; (verso) plan of the ground floor of the Bank of England branch bank, Manchester


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


labelled: New Palace Yard, The Duchy Court of Lancaster &c, The Speakers Yard, Westminster Hall, (pencil) West Hall and dimensions given; (verso): Hall &c, Staircase, Agents Private / Room, Porter / 10.0 by 10.0, Eating Room, W.C. (twice), Coals &c, Kitchen, Pantry, Scullery, Coach house, Stable, Court

Signed and dated

  • November 1826
    November 1826 and (pencil) Nov 1826; (verso) 1st February 1830

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash (verso: pen, sepia, pink, yellow and blue washes), pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (472 x 587)


Soane Office


W Weatherley 1822 and fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate WW


The Duchy Court of Lancaster dealt with matters of equity relating to the lands held by the Duchy. The Court was adjacent to the north east corner of Westminster Hall.

On the verso of the drawing is a design for alterations to the Bank of England's branch bank in Manchester, which included a new front entrance and outbuildings (q.v. The Bank of England Branch Banks, 1826-31: Manchester: Bank of England branch).

Tom Drysdale, November 2014



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