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image SM Adam volume 48/46

Reference number

SM Adam volume 48/46


[10] Design showing a plan for the house, unexecuted


Plan of the ground storey of a house, with a central block with seven half-sunk bays on the principal front, with the central bay projecting underneath an external staircase, and the second and sixth bays projecting and containing tripartite windows. The garden front has nine bays, with the central three bays behind a five-bay bow, and with three- by one-bay projections on the side fronts. The central block is flanked by three-bay quadrant links, and H-shaped pavilions, which are five-bays across the garden front, and contain service rooms


9/10 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the Ground Story of Eastwell Park the Seat of / George Finch Hatton Esqr (of Eastwell Park the Seat of / George Finch Hatton Esqr in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Coal Cellar / Ale & Cyder in Bottles / Passage / Ale & Cyder in Casks / Small Beer Cellar / Servants Hall / Butlers Cellar / Plate Room / Butlers Pantry / Passage / Store Room / [illegible word] Bed Room / Housekeepers room / Stone Hall / Stewards Room (underwritten in pencil) / Wine in bottles / Wine in Casks

Signed and dated

  • 1774
    datable to 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (680 x 549)


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


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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