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Finished drawings for a house, c1779, unexecuted (2)

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The intended location for this scheme for a house is not known, and the design is not thought to have been executed. See scheme notes.

Clearly there are several drawings lost from this scheme, as there is only one extant plan for the bedchamber storey (Adam volume 42/107) and none for the other storeys of the house. This bedchamber storey is clearly the third storey shown on the elevation of the house (Adam volume 42/106) as there is no sign of the flanking wings or entrance on the first storey, or of the central balcony on the second storey.

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