Plan of Lincoln's Inn Fields, and the Surrounding Neighbourhood, Shewing Proposed site of New Law Courts. And Improved Approaches.
Lithograph with original hand colour, rare. Printed area: 445 x 330mm. (17¾ x 13").
A plan of Sir Charles Barry's proposed Law Courts (1840–41), that if built would have covered Lincoln's Inn Fields with a large Greek Revival building. The plan shows the proposed buildings, with High Holborn above and The Strand below. Five lettered references in the lower right corner describe each proposed improvement. At the time of this plan, Kingsway and Aldwych had not been built, so the plan also records the Holborn street layout which was altered in the late 19th century. Sir Charles Barry (1795 – 1860) was an English architect, best known for his role in the rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster during the mid-19th century, but also responsible for numerous other buildings and gardens.
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