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SM Adam volume 35/73


[23] Design for the attic storey of a house, c1787, unexecuted


Plan of the attic storey of a three-by-three-bay building, with proposed alterations forming a five-by-three-bay building with the central three bays of the principal and rear façade slightly projecting. There is a central passageway from left to right, linking bedrooms to the front and rear. Proposed additions to the right-hand side of the block form new bedrooms, a staircase and a water closet


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the Attick Story / (and in a seperate hand) which should [_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _] all and [_ _ _ _ _] all to be added / Bed room / Bedroom / Bedroom / Bed room / Passage / Bed room / Bedroom / Bed room and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c1787

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and pink wash on laid paper (250 x 224)


Office hand, possibly Robert Morison


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 26
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 127
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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