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image SM Adam volume 32/37

Reference number

SM Adam volume 32/37

Purpose

[20] Design for stable offices, c1774-77, unexecuted

Aspect

Plan of a quadrangular building, arranged around a rectangular courtyard, with the central five bays on the principal front colonnaded, and slightly projecting, and with the central three, and end two bays on the garden front slightly projecting, and containing stables, and a brewhouse

Scale

bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

Plan of Stable Offices, Brewhouse &c. for Mamhead The Seat of Lord Viscount Lisburne (inscribed on a small separate sheet affixed to the drawing in the hand of William Adam) / Stable / Gyle House / Brew House / Scullery to Brewhouse / Stables / Stable Court / Harness & Sadle room / Staircase / Coach House / Coach House / Gateway / Coach House / Coach House / Room for boiling Water &c / A / B and measurements given (verso) This to be placed Tenth Ninth (in red pen)

Signed and dated

date range: 1774-77

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (508 x 496)

Hand

Adam office hand, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam

Watermark

XD&CB within a cartouche

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 22
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 222
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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