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SM Adam volume 41/40


[6] Design for dog kennels, unexecuted, November 1778


Ground floor plan of a dog kennel and yard with a central circular kennel room


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


Great Yard to be in Grass / Dog Kennel for _ Towers Esqr at Weald in Essex (in a later hand) / Feeding place / Water trough / Feeding place / Yard for Wood & Coals / Keepers room / Meal room / Boiling room / Copper / Day Dog Kennell (sic) / Feeding place / Yard for Bitches / Bitches room / Bitches Kennell and some dimensions given (verso) Number Eleven / Mr Towers at Weald in Essex

Signed and dated

  • November 1778
    Adelphi and datable to November 1778

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (380 x 522)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison, with title inscriptions in the hand of William Adam


GR and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 30
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 226
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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