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image SM Adam volume 41/98

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SM Adam volume 41/98


[3] Design for the house, 1762, unexecuted


Plan of the basement (half sunk) storey of a five- by nine-bay house, with the foundations to an external staircase on the storey above, and with a central five-bay bow on the garden front, and an additional range of vaults running along the left-hand side of the house


bar scale of 1 3/10 inches to 10 feet


Hatch in Kent the Seat of Sir Wyndham Knatchbull 1st Design (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Plan of the Ground or / half Sunk Storey / Servts Necessy / Wood Vault / Larder / Coal Vault / Area / Pantry / Plate / Passage lighted by a Sash Door / Butlers Bed Room / Beer Cellar / Steward Room / Wine Cellar / Servants Hall / Bath / Bath / Back Stairs / House Keepers Bed Room / Kitchen / Scullery / Charter Room / Store Room / Broom Room / Still Room and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1762
    datable to 1762

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil within a single ruled border on laid paper (462 x 473)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam




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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