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image SM Adam volume 32/81

Reference number

SM Adam volume 32/81

Purpose

[3] Design for the ground storey of the house, c1784

Aspect

Plan of a five-by-five-bay building, with square corner turrets, and with a projecting three-bay kitchen to the north. The proposed alterations create a square formation from an L-plan building, with an additional wing to the north-east containing service rooms, and additional rear corner turrets, to the west and east, containing a scullery and a butler’s pantry. The kitchen to the rear is accessed from the main block via a covered passage

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

Plan of the Parlor Story of Blackadder House with the proposed Alteration[s] (cropped) and Additions. The seat of Alexander Boswall Esqr. / N.B The part shadowed Black show the proposed Additions & Alterations / A / B / kitchen / Pantry / Staircase / Scullery / Coverd Passage / Servants Hall / Upper Man Servants room / Butlers Pantry / Passage / Passage / Principal Staircase / Lobby / Back Stairs / House Keepers room / Strong room / Study / Hall / Eating Parlor / Sideboard / Closet / Buffet room and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

c1784

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (295 x 418)

Hand

Possibly
Office hand, possibly Robert Morison

Watermark

JWHATMAN

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 3
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 122
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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