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  • image SM Adam volume 43/53

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SM Adam volume 43/53


[2] Finished drawing for the house, 1768, unexecuted


Plan of the principal (first) storey of a house with a five- by five-bay central block, with the central three bays on the principal front slightly projecting, with a central door, and behind a three-bay balustraded portico flanked by curved external stairs, and the central three bays on the garden front form a bow, with niches either side of the central bay, and behind a five-bay balustraded portico, and the central bays on the side fronts are slightly projecting and contain tripartite windows, and the house contains reception rooms, a bedroom, and dressing room, and two central symmetrical elliptical staircases. The central block is flanked by three-bay quadrant links, with the windows alternating with niches, and beyond are three- by three-bay wings, with the a central tripartite window on the principal front, and containing the kitchen and bedrooms on one side, and bedrooms and hay lofts on the other


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the Principal Story of a New Design of a House For Sir Thomas Ackland Baronet in Devonshire / Kitchen continued / Cooks room / Servants room / Servants Bed room / Servants Bed room / Corridore / Water Closet / Bath / For Boiling Water / Anti Room / Side board / Dining Room / Anti Room / Drawing Room / Stairs / Stairs / Powdering Room / Water Closet / Ladys Dressing Room / Bed Chamber / Anti Room / Hall / Portico / Library / Gentlemans Dressing room / Water Closet / Staircase / Servants Bed room / Servants Bed room / Grooms room / grooms room / Hay Loft / Hay Loft and measurements given (verso) 6 / Sir Thomas Ackland / Original Finch's Design

Signed and dated

  • 1768
    datable to 1768

Medium and dimensions

Pen, wash and yellow wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (944 x 601)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 19
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 127
For a full list of literature see scheme notes.



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