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SM Adam volume 43/76


[7] Design for a house, 1774, as executed with alterations


Plan of the ground storey of a house, being seven bays across the principal front, with the central three bays slightly projecting, and with five bays along each side, and five bays along the garden front, with a central three-bay bow. The front and sides are half sunk within an area, with sunk store rooms along the principal front. This storey contains service rooms


bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet


Ground Story of a house for General Scott in Edinburgh (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Maid Servants' Bed Room / Wine Binns / Housekeeper's Room / Closet / Plate / Men's Sleeping Room / Servant's Hall / Valet's Room / Butler's Pantry / Cooks Bed Room / Larder / Passage / Kitchen / Scullery / Cooks Pantry and most room names underwritten in pencil and with some measurements given (verso) 5

Signed and dated

  • 1774
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Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (450 x 442)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or Robert Adam, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 12
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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