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SM Adam volume 44/76


[2] Design for the stables and offices, 1761, unexecuted


Plan of a quadrangular stable building, with a double-pile, seven-bay front range, with additional advanced end bays, and a carriage entrance through the central bay, with a courtyard behind formed by perimeter walls, broken by gateways, and a single-pile, seven-bay colonnaded rear range, with three additional advanced end bays


1 1/4 inches to 10 feet


Design of a Stable Court of Offices / For _ Yates Esqr / Smiths Shop / Shed for Carts Waggons &c / Carpenters Shop / Harness Room / Harness Room &c / Coach House and dimensions given (verso) Number 19 / [cut]r Yates Esqr Stable Offices

Signed and dated

  • 1761

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (489 x 510)


Adam office hand


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 5
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 216
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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