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SM Adam volume 34/30


[19] Preliminary design for a house, 1779, unexecuted


Plan for the basement (ground) storey of a three-by-four-bay central block, with the central bay projecting on the principal front, and containing domestic rooms, cellars, and a central, circular wine store. The central block is flanked by five-by-one-bay pavilions, with a central three-bay bow on both the principal and garden fronts, with a kitchen in the left-hand pavilion, and domestic rooms in the right-hand pavilion. There are rough pencil calculations in the bottom right-hand corner


bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet


Another plan for Great Saxham in Suffolk the Seat of / Hutchinson Mure Esqr (all in pen in the hand of William Adam) / (and in pencil) Scullery / Kitchen / Area / Larder / Larder / Mr Robinsons Room / Butlers Pantry / Cellar / Sub Hall / Wine Bins / Cellar / Servants Hall / Lobby / Cellar / Ladys Maid / [ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ] / Mr Robinson / [ _ _ _ _ _ ] Maids / 3d Design

Signed and dated

  • April 1779
    16t April 1779

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (658 x 496)


Adam office hand, additions to inscription in the hand of William Adam


No 3 (in pen) / Mr Mure (in pencil)


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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