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image SM Adam volume 42/114

Reference number

SM Adam volume 42/114

Purpose

[7] Design for farm offices, c1767, unexecuted

Aspect

Ground plan of a rectangular court of farm offices, with a solid perimeter wall except for a recessed central gate on the principal front, flanked by three coach houses, and two projecting entrances to barns on the rear. Inside are curved ranges of stables connecting the coach houses on the principal front and the barns on the rear, and forming triangular and semicircular courts, and the courts are screened by narrow nine-bay ranges of sheds, with a central circular dung pit in the middle

Scale

bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

Plan of Farm Offices for Sir Fletcher Norton Baronet at Wonersh / Barn yard / Place for Boiling Water / Yard / Stables for 17 Horses / Stable Court / Privy / Yard / Barn / Barn / Shed for Horses / Hog Stye / Dung Pit / Shed for Cows / Hogs Sty / Shed for Cows / Coach House / Coach House / Place for boiling Water / Yard / Stable Court / Stable for 17 Horses / Yard / Privy and measurements given

Signed and dated

datable to c1767

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (641 x 473)

Hand

Adam office hand

Watermark

D&CBLAUW

Literature

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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Drawing

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