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SM Adam volume 41/41


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


Elevation of the principal (east) front of the house, with a three-storey, thirteen-bay central block; with a balustraded hipped roof; and with a central single-storey, five-bay loggia, flanked by curved stairs; and supporting a five-bay Ionic portico and pediment, with three acroteria surmounted by sculpture. The windows on the first storey have alternating pediments and segmental pediments. The central block is flanked by three-storey, three-bay, balustraded links, and three-storey, five-bay wings with hipped roofs; and the central three bays projecting on the ground storey, supporting a three-bay Ionic portico and pediment, with three acroteria surmounted by sculpture; and with Ionic pilasters articulating the end bays. The ground storey of the entire house is rusticated


bar scale of ¾ inch to 10 feet


Elevation of the Principal or East Front of Nostel in Yorkshire, The Seat of Sir Rowland Winn and some measurements given (verso) 1

Signed and dated

  • 01/08/1776
    Adelphi August 1st 1776

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (854 x 517)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi


JWHATMAN and GR surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 24
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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