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image SM Adam volume 34/87

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SM Adam volume 34/87


[7] Design for a house, c1771, unexecuted


Plan of a sunk basement, for a five-bay house, with the central bays on the principal and rear fronts projecting, and set within an area with storage, and containing service rooms


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


Plan of the Sunk Story for Mr Baron Grant (for Mr Baron Grant in the hand of William Adam) / Necessary / Hen / Coops / Area / Small Beer / Bottle / Racks / Necessy / Servts Hall / Larder / Staircase / Kitchen / Butlers Room / Bed Closet / Wine Cellar / Cooks Pantry / Coal Vault / Area and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • c1771
    datable to c1771

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (355 x 245)


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


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 72
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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