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SM Adam volume 41/47


[16] Record drawing for a pavement for the hall, 1776, unexecuted


Plan of a pavement for a rectangular room, with a chimneypiece flanked by doors at one end, three windows on one side, and a large apse leading to a small rectangular lobby with apsidal ends opposite. The entire pavement is composed of two different tone tiles, here shown as grey and brown, forming a pattern. The central rectangle of the floor is compartmental, with a central rosette, enclosed within a fan, and a circular frame, with triangles at each corner forming a square; and this square is framed by rectangular bands of lozenges, with a square containing an octagon in each corner; and beyond these are a segmental fan flanked by triangles forming a rectangular panel; flanked by square compartments containing lozenges enclosing rosettes. The apse is separated by a band of circles, and is ornamented with a fan framed by a band of lozenges, and further plain bands. The small lobby beyond has a central enclosed rosette, accompanied by an x-shape’ and the apses contain plain segmental bands


bar scale of 2/5 inch to 1 foot


Design of a Pavement for the Hall at Nostel the Seat of / Sir Rowland Winn Baronet (the Seat of / Sir Rowland Winn Baronet in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) (verso) Number twelve (in red pen)

Signed and dated

  • 01/08/1776
    Adelphi / August 1st 1776

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and sepia wash on laid paper (519 x 588)


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


JWHATMAN and GR surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 24
Harris, 2001, p. 355
Sands, 2012, Volume 2, p. 164
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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