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image SM Adam volume 31/78

Reference number

SM Adam volume 31/78

Purpose

[2] Survey drawing of the house, 1768

Aspect

Plan of the ground storey of a house, with eleven bays across the principal front, with the central five bays slightly projecting, and a central door, and with seven bays on one side, and four on the other, albeit with three of these behind a narrow kitchen court wall, and with an eight-bay garden front, with a central opening, leading into a T-shaped central court, and this storey contains reception and service rooms

Scale

bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Principal Story of Col. john Campbell's House at Blunham / Coals and Wood / Privy / Brew house and Wash house / Water Closet / Dining Room / Passage / Closet / Parlour / Hall / Drawing Room / Housekeepers Room / Pantry / Kitchen / Kitchen Court / Closet / Dairy / Scullery / Larder / Pantry / Coals and Wood / Privy and some measurements given

Signed and dated

1768

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (604 x 518)

Hand

Adam office hand

Watermark

IHS IVILLEDARY

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 4
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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