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image SM Adam volume 41/104

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SM Adam volume 41/104


[16] Record drawing for the house, 1762, as executed


Longitudinal section through a three-storey central block, with pitched roofs, with the ground storey partly barrel-vaulted, and with the central room on the second storey toplit by a domed skylight. The central block is flanked by two-storey links, and three-storey pavilions, with pitched roofs, and the ground storey is partly barrel-vaulted


1 1/5 inches to 10 feet


Section through the House of Sir Windham Knatchbull in Kent (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • 1762
    datable to 1762

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (816 x 470)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias, additions to inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 17
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 113
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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