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image SM Adam volume 48/44

Reference number

SM Adam volume 48/44

Purpose

[14] Alternative design showing a plan for the house, unexecuted

Aspect

Plan of the principal (ground) storey of a house, with a seven-bay central block, with the central three bays recessed, with a central tripartite entrance behind a porticoed porte cochère, flanked by projecting bays containing tripartite windows, and recessed end bays, and with three tripartite windows in the garden front, in the end bays flanked by niches, and projecting in the central bay, and behind a five-bay bow of columns, and containing reception and domestic rooms, and a central pair of U-shaped staircases. The central block is flanked by three-bay links, with the furthest bays projecting, and five- by seven-bay pavilions, one containing domestic offices, with a central court, and the other being a stables, each with a yard to one side, and each with the central three bays on the principal slightly projecting, the central portion of the garden front containing a large screened apse flanked by tripartite windows, some of which are blind. On the side facing the house the central seven bays are recessed and screened, and the far end bays contains a tripartite window

Scale

bar scale of 2/5 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

George Finch Hatton Esqr (in the hand of William Adam) / Drying ground / Kitchen Court / Wash house / Laundry / Court / Back house / Pantry / Larder / Larder / Scullery / Kitchen / Eating room / Anti room / Drawing room / Saloon / Library or Breakfast room / Water Closet / Ladys Dress room / Powg room / Ladys Dressg room / Water Closet / Powdering room / Bed Chamber / Anti room / Hall / Harness room / Stables / Stables / Double Coach House / Double Coach house / Passage / Double Coach house / Double Coach house / Saddler &c / Stable / Stable Court and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1774
    datable to 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (507 x 210)

Hand

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

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 10
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 124
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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