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SM Adam volume 21/233


[1] Preliminary design for the house, 1762, unexecuted


Rough plan of the ground (half sunk) storey of a five- by nine-bay house, containing domestic rooms, and with additional storage rooms to one side, and with a central five-bay bow in the garden front


to a rough scale


Ground / or half sunk Story / Stewards Room / Servants Hall / Beer Cellar / Wine Cellar / Butlers bed Room / Pantry / Plate / passage lighted by sash door / House Keepers Bed Room / Back Stairs / Great Stairs / Bath / Bath / Still Room / Store room / Charter Room / Scullery / Kitchen / Servts Necessary / Wood Vault / Larder / Coal Vault and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1762
    datable to 1762

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (284 x 191)


Robert Adam


For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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