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SM Adam volume 41/105


[10] Finished drawing for the house, 1762, as executed


Plan of the ground storey of a four- and five- by seven-bay central block, with a central three-bay bow on the garden front, and with subterranean vaults in front, and flanked by three-bay links, and three- by three-bay pavilions, and beyond the left-hand pavilion are two yards


bar scale of 1 1/5 inches to 10 feet


Plan of the Ground Story / of a house for Sir Windham Knatchbull in Kent (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Yard for Feeding Poultry / Drying Yard / Wash House / Kitchen / Scullery / Passage / Larder / Larder / Plate Room / Pantry / Butlers Room / Servants Hall / Coal Vault / Wood Vault / Stewards Room / Wine Cellar / Powderg Room / Beer Cellar / Gun Room / Still Room / House Keepers Room / Pantry / Wood Vault / Coal Vault / Servts Necessary / Passage / Scullery / Dairy / Evidence Room / Charter Room and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1762
    datable to 1762

Medium and dimensions

Pen, red pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (998 x 457)


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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