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SM Adam volume 46/17


[1] Finished drawing for the house, 1765-66, executed with minor alterations


Plan of the basement of a three-bay terraced house, with subterranean vaults to the front and rear, and the house proper being three rooms deep, with a central staircase, containing service and domestic rooms


bar scale of 1 3/5 inches to 10 feet


6th (in pencil) / Plan of the Basement Story / Coal Vault for use of Kitchen / Scullery / Pantry / Small Beer / Area / Area / Kitchen / Servants Bed room / Closet / Wine Vault / Housekeepers Room or Wash house & Laundry / Area / Powdering room / Privy / Coal Vault / Coal Vault and measurements given in pen and pencil

Signed and dated

  • c1765-1766
    datable to c1765-66

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (152 x 474)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Nasmith or William Hamilton


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 43
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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