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  • image SM Adam volume 32/60

Reference number

SM Adam volume 32/60


[3] Finished drawing for an extension to the south end of the house, 1758, as executed


Elevation of the principal front (east front) showing a one-and-a-half-storey, five-bay house with a one-and-a-half-storey, three-bay extension with a pyramidal roof, and pedimented ground floor windows


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


Front of Thistleworth House, with the proposed Addition to it / for General Bland

Signed and dated

  • 1758
    datable to 1758

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (590 x 399)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bed Rooms proposed to be added to Thistleworth House General Bland


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 18
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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