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image SM Adam volume 32/43

Reference number

SM Adam volume 32/43


[14] Design for a farm office building c1763-5, unexecuted


First storey plan of a semicircular court of farm offices, as Adam volume 32/42, but showing the upper register of the five pavilions, and the roofs of the four links, and containing bed rooms, graineries, and barns


3/5 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the Second Storey of Farm Offices for Moor Park / Bed Room / Bed Chamber / Husband room / Bed Room / Grainery / Barns Continued / Grainery / Husband rooms / Bed Room / Bed Chamber / Bed Room

Signed and dated

  • 1763-1765
    datable to 1763-65

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (582 x 487)


Adam office hand, possibly George Richardson


11 (in pencil)


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 23
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 223
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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