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image SM Adam volume 42/101

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SM Adam volume 42/101


[13] Finished drawing for a dairy, c1765-74, unexecuted


Plan and elevation of a one-and-a-half-storey, three-bay dairy building, with a hipped roof, and with the central bay recessed and colonnaded on the ground storey, and the building is flanked by a perimeter wall, with a gate to either side of the building, enclosing three courtyards, with a three-bay pig sty at the rear of one yard, and a three-bay cow house at the rear of another


bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet


Design of Dairy Offices &c for Anthony Chamier Esqr / Pig Stye / Pig Stye / Yard / Cow House / Yard / Yard for Dairy & Bake House / Bolting room / Stairs / Scullery to Dairy / Dairy / Porch / Bake House and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1765-1774
    date range: 1765-74

Medium and dimensions

Pen, wash and yellow wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (364 x 511)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi


4 / Number 22 (in red pen) / 32 (in pencil) / Anthony Chamier Esqr Offices




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 13
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 257
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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