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SM Adam volume 31/77


[4] Survey drawing of the house, 1768


Elevation of the principal (south) front a two-storey house, with a hipped roof, with a five-bay projecting central block, surmounted by a pediment and three acroteria, and with segmentally arched windows, and a central door surmounted by a segmental pediment, and the central block is flanked by three-bay wings


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


South front of Col. Campbells house at Blunham

Signed and dated

  • 1768
    [cropped] 25t. 1768

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (611 x 527)


Adam office hand




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



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