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  • image SM Adam volume 32/86

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SM Adam volume 32/86


[1] Survey drawing for the house and offices, c1784


Plan of an irregular-shaped building, formed around a central courtyard. The principal structure to the south is a seven-bay, L-shaped building, with the central five-bays of the south front set back, and flanked by single-bay square turrets. To the east of this there is a further block, forming service rooms, with the proposed addition of a carriage way at X. To the rear, the courtyard is surrounded by stables and offices, which include a dairy and brew house


bar scale of 5/8 inch to 10 feet


No / 1 Kitchen. / 2 Scullery to Kitchen. / 3 Scullery to Dairy. / 4. Dairy. / 5.5. Harness and Hay / 6 6 6. Stables. / 7 Gyle House / 8. Brew house / 9. Dutch Byre. / 10 Servants room / 11. 11. Coals / 12 Washes & Privies for servants. / 13 Coach Houses for 4 Carriages / 14 14 14 14 a Water Closet & 3 Privies for Gentleman / 15. Passage. / 16. Pantry. / 17. Women Servants room. / 18 Laundry. / 19. Cover’d Passage / 20. Bottle Court. / 21. Dressing room. / 22. Bed room. / 23. Bed room. / 24. Bed room. / 25. 26} Rooms. / 27. Closet. / 28. Staircases & Passage / 29. Poultry. / 30 Stable. Walls 10ft high / (rooms numbered according to key) / X / A / To be a Gate as in Elevation on another Plan / In Case a Carriage cannot be brought up to the Front Door, close enough in rain an opening might be left at X. large enough for a carriage instead of the Door that is now but then several conveniencies that might be in the Court within will be lost.

Signed and dated

  • c1784

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (298 x 468)


Office hand, possibly Robert Morison


Alexander Boswell Esq. Blackadder House / (brown ink) inscription crossed through




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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