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image SM Adam volume 29/35

Reference number

SM Adam volume 29/35


[19] Finished drawing showing the first and second storeys and an elevation of the garden front of the sixth scheme, c1777, unexecuted


Plan of the second storey, and tower and roof, and an elevation of the garden (north) front of the house, as Adam volume 29/36, but showing bedrooms on the second storey, with two bedrooms, and a segmental closet and back stair in the tower at the rear, and the roof of the pavilions shown to either side on the second storey, and the roofline of the central block is shown alongside the additional storey within the tower, which contains two bedrooms, and the elevation of the garden front is similar to Adam volume 29/36, but with the central bow formed by the tower, and the fronts of both pavilions are canted on this side


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4th Elevation & Plan of Oaks Castle One of the Seats of The Earl of Derby (in the hand of William Adam) / Closet / Bed room / Bed room / Plan of the Tower ad Roofs / Closet / Bed Chamber / Bed room / Closet / Bed room / Bed Chamber / Closet / Bed Chamber / Closet / Bed room / Bed room / Bed room / Plan of the one pair Story / 4t Elevation & plan Of Oaks Castle one of the Seats of the Earl of Derby [ ____ ] D (in pencil) (verso) 1 / 1

Signed and dated

  • c1777
    datable to c1777

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (445 x 596)


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. 114, 116
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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