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SM Adam volume 41/97


[7] Design for the house, 1762, unexecuted


Elevation of the principal front of a three-and-a-half-storey, nine-bay house, with a hipped room, and the central five-bays slightly projecting, and supporting a pediment, and with a Doric aedicular door on the first storey, accessed by paired quarter-turn external stairs, and with a central balustraded window on the second storey


bar scale of 1 3/10 inches to 10 feet


North Front of a New Design for Hatch in Kent. The Seat of / Sir Wyndham Knatchbull Baronet and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1762
    datable to 1762

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil within a single ruled border on laid paper (463 x 522)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias






Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 17
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 126
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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