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image SM Adam volume 38/34

Reference number

SM Adam volume 38/34

Purpose

[4] Finished drawing for the second scheme for the building, 1767-68, unexecuted

Aspect

Ground plan of a building with a nine-bay principal front, with the central three bays recessed, composed of a tripartite door, and accessed by external stairs, with an elliptical hall with niches beyond. The garden front is nine bays, with the central seven bays being colonnaded and with external stairs. The side fronts are eight bays with three-bay bows in the third, fourth and fifth bays. The building contains court rooms and a corn market

Scale

bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Plan of the Courts of Justice and Corn Market for the Town of Hertford / Water Closet / Corn Market / Town Gaol / Water Closet / Passage and Gallery over it / B / A / B / D / E / Table / H / I / I / H / F / G / K / L / K / Passage and Gallery over it / Spare room for / the Audience and / Gallery over it / Passage / Court Room / Housekeepers room / Stairs leading / to the Gallery / Hall / Great Stairs / A. Judges Seat / B. Seat for the Justices / C. Seat for the Council / D. Sheriffs Seat / E. Under Sheriffs Seat / F. Seat for the Grand Jury / G. Seat for the Petty Jury / H. Seats for the Cryer / I. Seats for Witnesses / K. Seats for Jaylor and other Offices / L. Prisoners bar and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1767
    date range: 1767-68

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and yellow wash on laid paper (578 x 507)

Hand

James Adam

Watermark

D&CBLAUW

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 17
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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