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image SM Adam volume 50/82

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SM Adam volume 50/82


[1] Survey of the north hall, 1765


Plan and laid out wall elevations, with stone walls, with arched double wooden doors on each of the short walls, one of which is flanked by arched windows. There are doors on each of the long walls, and an arched window on the far left-hand end of each


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot This scale is most unusual because it is placed in the centre of the drawing rather than at the bottom or side.


For Lord Exeter (in the hand of William Adam) / The Wideth (sic) is 24 foot 3 Inches / The Length of ye Room is 44 foot 2 Inches / The South End Nex[t] at Middle Court / The Height is 13 foot 3 Inches / Plan of Ld: Exeters Hall (in the hand of the 9th Earl of Exeter) / (and in pencil in the hand of Sir John Summerson) North Entrance Hall / Handwriting 9th Earl (verso) 2 / Earl of Exeter

Signed and dated

datable to 1765

Medium and dimensions

Pen, wash and yellow wash on laid paper (547 x 439)


Unknown eighteenth-century surveyor, and title inscriptions in the hand of William Adam and the 9th Earl of Exeter


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 5
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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