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SM Adam volume 35/113


[23] Alternative design for an ornamental barn, c1788, possibly executed


Plan of a three-by-one-bay building, with the central bay circular in form, with entrances to the front and rear flanked by colonnaded screens. The first and third bays form wings Bottom right – Preliminary design (pencil) for gates and piers?


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Plan of a Barn for The Revd Mr Rose (in the hand of William Adam, underwritten in pencil) and some dimensions given / 113 (pencil, modern curatorial hand)

Signed and dated

  • c1788

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (466 x 289)


Office hand, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


No 19 (brown ink) / Rev Mr Rose / Barn / 4 / these Plans go 19 with the Back(?) / 2 Ground Plans / & 2 Elevations / (in the hand of William Adam) Sketches of Barns Mr Rose Beckenham (brown ink) / 5/10




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 3
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 257
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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