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Reference number

SM Adam volume 48/42


[6] Finished drawing showing a plan for the house, unexecuted


Plan of the ground storey of a house, with an eleven bay central block, with a slightly projecting entrance across the central three bays, behind a porte cochère, and with circular towers on each corner, and projecting five-bay bows on the side fronts. With a three-bay garden front with a projecting central bay flanked by bays containing tripartite windows. The central block is flanked by six-bay quadrant links, connecting to octagonal pavilions, containing domestic offices to the left, and stables to the right, each with a circular tower on each corner, and a central circular court. This is connected across the front by further quadrant links to single-bay lodges, with three-bay links between, and a central single-bay entrance, forming a large oval courtyard in front of the house. With oval courtyards beside the pavilions, and an oval boundary wall behind the central block


bar scale of 4/5 inch to 10 feet


George Finch Hatton Esqr (in the hand of William Adam) / Corridor / Lodge / Lodge / Corridor / Pastry / Wash house / Laundry / Scullery / Kitchen / Dry Larder / Wet Larder / Cook Pantry / Court / Eating room / Hall / Breakfast room / Principal Staircase / Lobby / Drawing room / Anti room / Library / Back Stairs / Powdering room / Dressing room / Dressing room / Bed Chamber / Stable / Coach house / Stable / Coach house / Stable / Harness / Gateway / Saddles / Stable / Coach house / Stable / Coach house / Stable / [ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ] Harness / Court and some measurements given (verso) No 2 / Mr Hatton (in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • 1774
    datable to 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (854 x 605)


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


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 10
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 162
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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