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Adam volume 44/77


[28] Design for farm offices at Merryfield, c1769-82, unexecuted


Elevation of the entrance front of a five-block building consisting of a two-storey, three-bay central block, with a hipped roof, and the central bay projecting and supporting a pediment and containing a relieving arch which is screened across the ground storey. The central block is flanked by single storey five-bay quadrant links, colonnaded across the central three bays. The links connect single storey single-bay pyramidal pavilions with Venetian windows


bar scale of 1/9 inch to 1 foot


Principal Front of Farm Offices proposed to be built at Merryfield near Saltram for John Parker Esqr and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1769-1782
    date range: 1769-82

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (530 x 375)


Adam office hand


King, 2001, Volume II, p. 222
For full literature references see scheme notes.



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