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SM Adam volume 34/31


[20] Design for a house, 1779, unexecuted


Plan for the principal (first) storey of a five-by-four-bay central block, with the central three bays projecting on the principal front, and connected to a porte-cochère, and with tripartite windows to either side and on the side and garden fronts, and containing reception rooms, a dressing room, and a central, circular staircase. The central block is flanked by five-by-one-bay pavilions, with a central three-bay bow on both the principal and garden fronts, and with a portico of paired columns around the bow on the garden front, with a library in the left-hand pavilion, and a bed chamber and dressing rooms in the right-hand pavilion


bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet


Principal Story at Saxham the Seat of / Hutchinson Mure (all in pen in the hand of William Adam) / The part of (in pencil) [and then illegibly feint] / Library / Eating room / Anti room / Drawing room / Mr Mure's Dressing room / Hall / Lobby / Powdering room / Breakfast room / Lady's Dressg room / Bed Chamber / Gentlemans Dressg room / Powdering room / Water Closet / 3d Design and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • April 1779
    16t April 1779

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (741 x 511)


Adam office hand


Mr Mure (in pencil) / 4 / These Plans should go with the Book


GR surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche and JWHATMAN


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 15
Rowan, 1985, p. 48
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 126
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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