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image SM Adam volume 54/7/179

Reference number

SM Adam volume 54/7/179

Purpose

[12] Preliminary design for a dairy, c1765-74, unexecuted

Aspect

Rough plan and elevation within a landscape, of a two-storey, five-bay building, with a tiled hipped roof, with the central three bays on the ground storey recessed, and screened by two columns, and with a central staircase behind, and the dairy building has an enclosed rectangular court to the rear, and this is flanked by additional rectangular courts, one with a sty for pigs, and the other with stalls for cows

Scale

not to scale

Inscribed

Anthony Chamier Esqr / Pigs Stys / Cow sta[lls] / Dairy & Bake House yard and some calculations

Signed and dated

date range: 1765-74

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (179x 226)

Hand

Robert Adam

Verso

Two rough plans and a rough elevation of the same

Literature

King, 2001, Volume II, p. 257
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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