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SM Adam volume 29/70


[8] Design for the ground storey of the stables, 1789, possibly executed


Plan of the ground storey of a stable block, with a central, three-bay coach house, flanked by L-shaped wings, with coach horses stabled in the left-hand wing and saddle horses stabled in the right-hand wing


bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet


Plan of the Ground Story of Stable Offices for Ruscomb- / (and in the hand of William Adam, underwritten in pencil) the seat of Lord Chief Baron Eyre / Coach horse Stable / Passage / Harness room / Stable for field horses / Coach Horse Stable / Double Coach house / Double Coach house / Double Coach house / Saddle horse stable / Stable for Strangers horses / Saddle room / Saddle horse stable and some dimensions and figures given

Signed and dated

  • May 1789
    30.t May 1789-

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (478 x 591)


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


PORTAL & BRIDGES, GR surmounted by a fleur-de-lis within a crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 27
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 394; Volume II, pp. 183, 225
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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