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  • image SM Adam volume 29/33

Reference number

SM Adam volume 29/33


[16] Finished drawing showing the first and second storeys, and an elevation of the garden front for the fifth scheme for the house, c1777, unexecuted


Plan of the second storey and roof and tower level, and elevation of the garden (north front) of a house as Adam volume 29/34, but with the bow front on the rear formed by the tower, and both fronts of the pavilions are canted on this side, and the second storey contains bedrooms and dressing rooms, with the roofs of the flanking pavilions shown at this level, and the V-shaped roof of the central block is shown on the plan of the storey above, with the uppermost register of the tower containing a bedroom


bar scale of ¾ inch to 10 feet


A Third Elevation & Plan of Oaks Castle one of the seats of the Earl of Derby (in the hand of William Adam) / North Front / Bed Chamber / Plan of the circular Tower & Roofs / Dressg room / Bed Chamber / Dressg room / Bed Chamber / Bed chamber / Bed Chamber / Dress room / Dressg room / Bed Chamber / Plan of the one pair Story / 3rd Elevation & Plan Oaks Castle One of the Seats of the Earl of Derby [ ____ ] (in pencil) (verso) 1

Signed and dated

  • c1777
    datable to c1777

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (439 x 594)


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


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 24
Rowan, 1985, pp. 110, 112
Rowan, October 1985, p. 678
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 164
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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