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image SM Adam volume 40/44

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SM Adam volume 40/44


[43] Design for the fishing room and boat house, 1769-70, executed


Plan of a three-bay building, with a central front door within a segmental recess, flanked on either side by windows, behind which are staircases, and beyond a square room with a tripartite window opposite the door, which is flanked by niches, and a chimneypiece and rectangular recess flanked by niches on the side walls


bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


Plan of the Fishing Room for Lord Scarsdale / at Kiddleston and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1769-1770
    date range: 1769-70

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (588 x 496)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi, with for Lord Scarsdale / at Kiddleston in the hand of William Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 19
King, 1991, Volume I, pp. 339-41
Musson, 1996, p. 42
Harris, 2006, pp. 24, 26
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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