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image SM Adam volume 42/115

Reference number

SM Adam volume 42/115


[8] Design for farm offices, c1767, unexecuted


Plan of the first storey of a court of offices as Adam volume 42/114, but the central gate on the principal front does not extend to this register, and the ranges and coach houses of Adam volume 42/114 are surmounted by granaries in this upper register


bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet


Plan of the Second Story of Farm Offices of Sir Fletcher Norton Bart / at Wonersh (of Sir Fletcher Norton Bart / at Wonersh in the hand of William Adam) / Barn Continued / Barn Continued / Grainery / Grainery / Grainery / Harness Room / Grainery / Grainery / Harness Room / Grainery / Grainery / Grainery and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • c1767
    datable to c1767

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (657 x 505)


Adam office hand, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam


3 / Number 26 (in red pen) / Offices for Sir Fletcher Norton Bt at Wonersh




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 31
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 204
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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