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SM Adam volume 43/78


[13] Design for stables, 1776, unexecuted


Ground and first storey plans, and an elevation of the principal front of a one-and-a-half-storey, five-bay stable building. With a central arched entrance, flanked by a single windows, behind which are stables and stairs to a hay loft above under the pitched roof space, and this is flanked by projecting end bays containing carriage arches, with Diocletian windows in their upper portion, and surmounted by pediments, and with coach houses on the ground storey, and bedrooms above


bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet


Plan of the Second Story of Stable Offices for Genl Scott Edinburgh (for Genl Scott Edinburgh in the hand of William Adam) / Coachman's Room / Hay Loft / Groom's Room / Front of Stable Offices / Plan of the Ground Story of Stable Offices / Coach House / Stables / Coach House and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1776
    Adelphi August 19t. 1776

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (379 x 504)


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
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 215
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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