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SM Adam volume 44/75


[1] Design for the house, 1761, unexecuted


Plans of the ground, bed-chamber and attic storeys of an E-shaped house, with a double-pile, five-bay central block, with L-shaped, three-bay wings, and with a colonndaded loggia and curved external stairs on the principal front, and a portico on the garden front


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


Attic Storey 9 high / Bed Room / Bed room / Closet / Bed Room / Closet / Bed Room / Servts Bed Room / Servts Bed Room / Dressg room / B. Room / Bed Room / Dressg room / Bed Room / Bed Room / Dressg room / Servts Bed R. / Servts Bed Chamr / Plan of Bed Chamr Storey 11 feet high of Bromsborough house / the seat of _ Yates Esqr / in Gloucestershire (in pencil) / Kitchen / Scullery / Pantry / Larder / Washing House / Servants Hall / Room for Washing tubs / Passage / Lobby / Butlers room / House Keepers room / store room / Beer & Cyder Cellar / Plan of Ground Storey 9 feet high and dimensions given, and many inscriptions underwritten in pencil

Signed and dated

  • 1761
    Robt Adam and datable to 1761

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (378 x 511)


Adam office hand and inscribed by Robert Adam, but with of Bromsborough house / the seat of _ Yates inscribed in the hand of William Adam


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



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