- Robert and James Adam office drawings
A number of surviving decorative niches, eighteenth century in date, may perhaps form part of Adam’s design for the interiors. Harman and Pevsner note that Adam’s stone cantilevered staircase with wrought iron balustrade containing roundels remains in situ, along with a cornice on the first floor landing.
The ballroom with music gallery, shown in SM Adam volume 38/61 has subsequently been divided into a number of rooms. Within one room Harman and Pevsner note the survival of an eighteenth-century chimneypiece, with fluted pilasters, roundels in the capitals and a mantel shelf ornamented with a band of dentils which may have been executed to an Adam design.
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Contents of Designs for the inn, c1776, as executed (4)
-  Design for the ground storey of the inn, c1776, as executed
-  Design for the first storey of the inn, 1776, as executed
-  Design for the second storey of the inn, c1776, as executed
-  Design for the façade of the inn, c1776, executed with minor alterations