- Robert and James Adam office drawings
datable to c1777
The pencil annotations show that this design comprised the second scheme. It is listed here as the third scheme as it appears to comprise the third scheme among the extant drawings, but the annotation suggests that it was the second scheme which was drawn out in finished drawings and presented to Lord Derby. Indeed, the intervening scheme – here listed second – was presumably never presented to Lord Derby, or developed beyond the early design phase.
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Contents of 3rd scheme for the house, c1777, unexecuted
-  Finished drawing showing a plan of the basement and ground storeys, and an elevation of the principal front for the third scheme, c1777, unexecuted
-  Finished drawing showing a plan of the first and second storeys, and an elevation of the garden front for the third scheme, c1777, unexecuted