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image SM Adam volume 9/104

Reference number

SM Adam volume 9/104

Purpose

[35] Preliminary design for the garden façade of the Parsonage House (now the old rectory), c1761, executed with minor alterations

Aspect

Plan and elevation of a two-and-a-half-storey, three-bay house with different pyramidal, pitched and hipped roofs shown, and end chimney stacks, and the ground and first floor windows of the central bay within a relieving arch. In the bottom left-hand corner there is a pencil-drawn two-and-a-half-storey, three-bay house with a pyramidal roof and end chimney stacks

Scale

bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

Sketch of Parsonage House

Signed and dated

datable to c1761

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and pencil on laid paper (272 x 342)

Hand

Robert Adam

Literature

King, 2001, Volume I, p. 338

Level

Drawing

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