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image SM Adam volume 37/75

Reference number

SM Adam volume 37/75


[12] Finished drawings for a castle-style house (3rd scheme), 1773, executed with minor alterations


Plan of the principal (ground) storey of a rectangular house as Adam volume 37/74, but with a central tripartite entrance on the principal front accessed by a tapering external staircase; and containing domestic and reception rooms


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


Plan of the Principal Story. of a house for / Mr Baron Mure at Caldwell (of a house for / Mr Baron Mure at Caldwell in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / A / Water Closet / Water Closet / Mrs Mure's Bed Chamber / Mr Mure's Dressing Room or Library / Mrs Mure's Dressing Room / Back Stairs / Great Stair / Dining Room / Hall / Anti Room or Breakfast Room / Drawing Room / B and measurements given (verso) 6

Signed and dated

Adelphi May 8t. 1773.

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (643 x 477)


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


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 5
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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