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SM Adam volume 32/40


[1] Finished drawing for the house, c1763-5, unexecuted


Ground plan of an eleven-by-five-bay central block, with the central three bays on the principal and garden fronts slightly projecting and porticoed. The central block is flanked by colonnaded quadrant links, behind which are a stable court to the left, and a kitchen and domestic court to the right


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 10 feet


Ground Plan of the Seat of Sir Lawrence Dundass Bart / at Moor Park. Hertfordshire / Kitchen / Laundry / (and in pencil in the hand of Sir John Summerson) (1763-5) see RA bill and measurements given in pen and pencil, and some rough calculations in pencil

Signed and dated

  • 1763-1765
    date range: 1763-65

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (668 x 380)


Adam office hand, possibly George Richardson


This to be placed Eighth Tenth (in red pen) / 4 /4 /Sir Lawrence Dundas


LVG surmounted by fleur de list within crowned cartouche and IHS IVILLEDARY


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 23
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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