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  • image SM Adam volume 44/94

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SM Adam volume 44/94


[21] Design for a church, 1766, unexecuted


Plan of the first storey of a church, with three bays on the east and west fronts, with a central tripartite window flanked by blind windows on the west front, and with three windows on the east front, and with three bays flanking a central projecting porch with a conical roof on the south front, and with the north front as Adam volume 44/93, and with first-storey rooms in the east and west ends, and in the projecting transept on the north front


bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet


some measurements given (verso) 7 / [cropped]mber 27 (in red pen) / 27 (in pencil) / Church for Mr Stewart Macenzie

Signed and dated

  • 1766
    datable to 1766

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (484 x 287)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Nasmith or William Hamilton


LVG surmounted by cartouche with garter and surmounted by fleur de lis


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 56
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 67
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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