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image SM Adam volume 51/33

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SM Adam volume 51/33


[33] Design for a bridge, 1776, unexecuted


Plan and elevation of a bridge as Adam volume 21/80, but not shown within a landscape


bar scale of 1 3/5 inches to 10 feet


Bridge of Communication from the Doncaster Road to Nostel which passes under the road leading to Pontefract / for Sir Rowland Winn (in the hand of William Adam) / Hedge / Plan of the Road / Plan of the Foundation / Hedge and measurements given

Signed and dated

Adelphi October 15t 1776

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (591 x 496)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 24
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 223
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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