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Reference number

SM Adam volume 41/14


[9] Finished drawing for the house, date range: 1762-80, unexecuted


Plan of a five- by five-bay central block, with the top of a three-bay loggia on the principal front, reached by curved external stairs, and with a three-bay bow on the garden front, and containing an oval staircase, and flanked by the links, the tops of which can be seen in this plan, and five-by-five bay U-shaped pavilions containing domestic and servants' rooms


bar scale of 3/5 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the Principal Story of Eyton House the Seat of the Earl of Bath (the seat of the Earl of Bute in the hand of William Adam) / Servants Bed room / Servants Bed Room / Hay Loft / Passage / Hay Loft / Servants Bed Room / Servants Bed room / Hay Loft / Passage / Hay Loft / Servants Bed Room / Servants Bed room / Library / Anti Room / Servants Bed Room / My Lords Bed Chamber / My Lords Dressing room / Drawing room / Dining Room / Great Stairs / Hall / Eating Parlour / Cooks Bed Room / Kitchen Continued / Laundry / Servants Bed room / Brew house Continued / Servants Bed room / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed room and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1762-1780
    date range: 1762-80

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (652 x 466)


Adam office hand, with additions to inscriptions in the hand of William Adam






Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 13
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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