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SM Adam volume 29/91


[4] Design for the second storey of a house, ND, possibly executed


Plan of the second storey of an irregularly-shaped building, with a principal five-by-five-bay block, with a four-by-three-bay wing to the left and a two-by-two-bay wing to the rear. The principal block has a central passageway from left to right, which has a staircase and links rooms of the front, rear, and left-hand wing. It contains bedrooms, closets and nurseries. The left-hand wing has an additional staircase, bedrooms, a dressing room and a water closet


bar scale of 7/8 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the two pair story of Hopetoun House (and in the hand of William Adam, underwritten in pencil) in Harley Street / Bedchamber / Closet / Closet / Bedchamber / Passag[e] / Nursery / Maids rooms / Lady Georgian's [_ _ _ _ _] Bedroom / Young Ladies Dressing room / Lady Ann Hope's Bed Chamber / Lady Hopetowns Maids Bedroom / Nursery and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • ND

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper ( x )


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


This to be Placed Twentieth (in the hand of William Adam, brown ink)




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 40
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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