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SM Adam volume 29/65


[7] Design for the ground storey of a house and offices, 1789, possibly executed


Plan of the ground floor of a six-by-seven-bay house, with a colonnaded portico to the west, and a canted bow to the south. To the east of the house there are extensive kitchen offices arranged around a colonnaded court. To the rear of this there is a kitchen court, drying ground and a kitchen garden beyond. Further east there is a stable block as SM Adam volume 29/71. To the north of the stables there is an orchard, with an inscription noting alterations to ground levels


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 10 feet


Ground Plan of the House and Offices at Ruscombe / (in the hand of William Adam, underwritten in pencil) the seat of Lord Chief Baron Eyre / Kitchen Garden / saddle horse stable / saddles / stable / Coach house / stable / Harness / Coach horse Stable / Drying Ground / Kitchen court / wood shed / Coal shed / Laundry / wash-house / Scullery / Kitchen / Under Butler / Pantry / [_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _] Passage / Privy / Pantry / Dairy / Dry Larder / Wet Larder / Brewhouse / servants Hall / New Library / With drawing room / Hall / Library / Eating room / Butlers Pantry / Housekeepers room / Passage / steps taken off the Orchard / The Orchard / Mr Fowlers Field / 63 (pencil) and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • June 1789
    Albemarle Street / 27. June 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and pink wash on laid paper (544 x 375)


Office hand, possibly Daniel Robertson or Robert Morison, with part title inscription in the hand of William Adam






Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 27
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 393; Volume II, p. 133
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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