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Reference number

SM Adam volume 10/70

Purpose

[1] Preliminary design for the plan, c1772-79

Aspect

Rough plan of a quadrangular building, with the central and end bays projecting on each front, and with a central court, containing a circular building, connected to each outer range by an elliptical staircase, and with an internal circular court

Scale

not to scale

Inscribed

Exchange Rooms / Room with tables for Inspecting & Extracting / of [ _ _ _ ]ilts / [ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ] Clerke / of [ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ] / Hall / The principal Clerke of [ _ _ _ _ _ _ ] / [ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ] Hall / Two pair of Clerks of [ _ _ _ _ _ _ ] / Ld Registers Room / for trans[ _ _ _ ] to [ _ _ _ _ ] / [ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ] and some measurements given in pencil, and some rough calcultions given in pen

Signed and dated

  • 1772-79
    datable to c1772-79

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on sugar paper (437 x 266)

Hand

Robert Adam

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 11
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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