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SM 53/2/67


[500] Record drawing, New Law Courts, 6 January 1830


Plan of the main (ground) floor of the New Law Courts, covering the area between Westminster Hall, the south and western flanks of The Stone Building, and the latter's central block, as executed


line scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


Law Courts at Westminster. / Copy of Plan sent to the Surveyor General / with Report 6 Jan[uar]y. 1830. / Part of Westminster Hall. / B. / Solicitors & others attending on the Barristers / Steps leading to the / House of Commons / A / Barristers Consulting / Room / Staircase to / the House of Commons / Barristers' / Robing Room. / Area (x 2) / Sealer's Room / Library / Masters in Chancery. / S[ain]t. Margaret's Street / The Lord Chancellor's / Robing Room. / Attendants on / the Lord Chancellor. / Vestibule / Grand Inquest Jury. (x 2) / W[ater]. C[loset]. (x 4) / Staircase / Area / 4 Urinals. / The Court of Chancery. / Tribunal / Part of the Vice-Chancellor's Court / Note. the part tinted Red in / the Plan shews the site of the proposed / St alterations

Signed and dated

  • 06/01/1830
    Lincolns Inn Fields / 6 Jan[uar]y 1830.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, coloured washes of yellow, red and blue, pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper (357 x 528)


Bailey, George (1792--1860), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 6 January 1830 notes that George Bailey was About Plans [_] on the / Alterations proposed to be made / adjoining the Court of Chancery.


Smith & Allnutt / 1827


The plan is a valuable record of the allocation of accommodation within The Stone Building and to the rear of Westminster Hall at this date.



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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