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  • image SM Adam volume 41/45

Reference number

SM Adam volume 41/45


[25] Preliminary design for alterations to the house, 1776, partly executed


Plan of the principal (first) storey of the house as Adam volume 41/44, and containing reception and domestic rooms


bar scale of ¾ inch to 10 feet


Plan of Principal Story of Nostel in Yorkshire, The Seat of Sir Rowland Winn / West (in pencil) / Bed room / Kitchen Continued / Bed room / Powderg room / Ladys Dressg room / Brew House continued / Powderg room / Ladys Dressg room / Gentlemans dressg room / Bed Chamber / Servts Bed room / Bed Room / Gentlemans Dressing room / Staircase / Drawing room / Salon / Dining room / Library / Vestible / Staircase / Hall / East (in pencil) / Lady Winns Toilet room / Bed Chamber / Powdering room / Lady Winns Dressing room / Water Closet / Bed Chamber / Dining Room / Bed room / Bed Chamber / North (in pencil) / and room names underwritten in pencil and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 01/08/1776
    Adelphi August 1st 1776

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (841 x 513)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 24
Harris, 2001, pp. 354, 355
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 219
Sands, 2012, Volume 1, p. 121, Volume 2, pp. 191-193
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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