Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  [5] Preliminary design for a castellated house, 1783, unexecuted

Browse

top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
image SM Adam volume 37/117

Reference number

SM Adam volume 37/117

Purpose

[5] Preliminary design for a castellated house, 1783, unexecuted

Aspect

Elevations of the principal and garden fronts of a crenellated house, being two storeys set over a half-sunk basement, with a bow fronted, three-bay central block, with a conical roof, corner turrets on the garden front, and external stairs on the principal front, flanked by three-bay links, with pitched roofs, and three-bay pavilions, with high pyramidal roofs. On the garden front the central block and pavilions are ornamented with two-storey relieving arches. The house is flanked by mirror image one-storey, three-bay links walls, and one-storey, three-bay wings, with high hipped roofs, pepper-pot end turrets, arched windows, and a central bay within a relieving arch, articulated by two turrets, and surmounted by a crow-stepped pediment

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Castle for Mr Stevenson (in the hand of William Adam) / Elevation for Mr Stevenson and some dimensions given (in pen and pencil) (verso) 1

Signed and dated

Adelphi / 10t July 1783

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (533 x 476)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison, with written annotations in the hand of Robert Adam, and additions to title inscriptions in the hand of William Adam

Watermark

J KOOL and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 58
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 166
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation

If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: drawings@soane.org.uk

Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.

Browse (via the vertical menu to the left) and search results for Drawings include a mixture of Concise catalogue records – drawn from an outline list of the collection – and fuller records where drawings have been catalogued in more detail (an ongoing process).