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image SM Adam volume 42/6

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SM Adam volume 42/6


[2] Preliminary design for the addition of service wings to the house, 1775-77, unexecuted


Plan of a kitchen wing, with a five-bay principal front, with tripartite windows in the central and projecting end bays, and a circular window behind the central window, and with three-bay canted bows on each side, and with a courtyard behind, enclosed in links which presumably connect with the house


bar scale of 1 3/4 inches to 10 feet


Lord Frederick Campbell at Coombank (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Kitchen and some measurements given

Signed and dated

date range: 1775-77

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (434 x 293)


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


6 / Number 1 (in red pen) / Lord F Campbell Coombank




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



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