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SM Adam volume 46/57


[25] Design for the side (east) elevation of the house, 1789


Elevation of the side of a three-storey, three-bay building, with a hipped roof, a central stack, a half-height upper storey, and with a central door, flanked by slit lights, surmounted by a fanlight, and set within a porch composed of two Doric columns, and the central window above on the first storey is balustraded and set within a moulded architrave


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East End of the Deputy Registers house shewing the Entrance (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / A Copy of this deliver’d to / Mr Salisbury Decr 1 1789

Signed and dated

  • 26/11/1789
    Edinr 26 Nov 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper ( 330 x 153)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison, with title inscriptions in the hand of William Adam


King, 2001, Volume II, p. 55
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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