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SM Adam volume 37/60


[2] Design for stables, 9 June 1777, unexecuted


Plan and elevation of a castellated building with a two-storey, three-bay central block containing a coach house, with a pyramidal roof, a central segmental carriage arch, and turret end bays, and flanked by one-storey, four-bay stable ranges with hipped roofs, arched windows and tower end bays. In front the building is enclosed by a stable yard with an entrance to the side


bar scale of 1/7 inch to 1 foot


Stable Offices for the Earl of Oxford (in the hand of William Adam) / For Lord Oxford / This was shewn to my Lord Oxford but no Copy delivered / B

Signed and dated

  • June 1777
    Adelphi / June 9t 1777

Medium and dimensions

Pen within a single ruled border on laid paper (461 x 579)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 4
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 232
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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