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SM Adam volume 35/76a


[1] Design for a house showing the half-sunk basement storey, 1791, unexecuted


Plan of the half-sunk basement of a three-bay house, with the end bays slightly projecting, and the central bay containing a tripartite entrance or window. The basement is L-shaped, with a party wall along the left-hand side, and a bow front on the right-hand side, and around the front and right-hand side is an area, beyond which there are subterranean rooms to the right. The basement contains service rooms, cellars and storage rooms. In rough pencil there is also a subterranean range along the front area


bar scale of 1 2/5 inches to 10 feet


Plan of the Ground Storey / A / B / Privy / Larder / Larder / Store room / Area / House Keeper / Pantry / Buttery(?) / Wine Cellar / Bear Cellar / Area / Coals / Knives Store &c / Staircase / Lobby / Closet / Kitchen / Scullery / Laundry / Lobby / Area / Small Beer / (and in pencil) Coals / Beer Cellar / [ _ _ _ _ _ ] / Scullery / Knives / [ _ _ _ _ _ _ ] and some measurements given (verso) No 2

Signed and dated

  • 28/10/1791
    Edinr. 28th Octr. / 1791

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (342 x 649)


Adam office hand, probably Robert Morison or John Robertson


GR surmounted by fleur de list within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 14
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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