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Reference number

SM Adam volume 42/3


[5] Preliminary design for the addition of a kitchen range, 1775, unexecuted


Elevation of the kitchen range from inside the courtyard (and making use of the alternative arrangement annotated in pencil on Adam volume 42/1), showing a two-storey, three-bay central block, with a flat roof, and a central, tripartite entrance, articulated by Doric columns, and within a relieving arch, with an oculus in the upper register, and to the left-hand side of the central block is a two-storey, one-bay, pedimented pavilion, with a domed roof, and a Venetian window within a relieving arch


bar scale of 2 inches to 10 feet


Elevation of the Kitchen and other Offices towards the Court at Coombank / for Lord Frederick Campbell (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • June 1775
    Adelphi June 8t 1775

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (539 x 348)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam, addition to inscription in the hand of William Adam


Pencil-drawn mirror image of recto




The architectural alterations to the house differ from these drawings. See scheme notes.


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 7
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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