In 1766 Stuart Mackenzie commissioned Robert Adam to make designs for a castle, a tower and a church. It is likely that Adam had been chosen as the architect for these projects owing to his preferment by Stuart Mackenzie's brother, Lord Bute. Despite this, none of Adam's designs for Stuart Mackenzie were executed, and it is not known for what estate they were intended. According to King it is unlikely that these designs were made for Rosenhaugh, as Stuart Mackenzie had sold the majority of his holdings there in 1752.
A.T. Bolton, The architecture of Robert and James Adam, 1992, Volume II, Index pp. 56, 79; D. King, The complete works of Robert & James Adam and unbuilt Adam, 2001, Volume II, pp. 67, 165, 246; Yale Edition, Horace Walpole's correspondence, 2011, Volume 22, p. 302; E. Haden-Guest, 'Stuart Mackenzie, Hon. James (?1719-1800), of Rosehaugh, Ross and Belmont, Angus', History of Parliament online, 2012
Frances Sands, 2012
Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.
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