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  • image SM Adam volume 48/41

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SM Adam volume 48/41


[8] Design showing elevations for the house, unexecuted


Elevation of the principal and garden fronts of a crenellated house as Adam volumes 48/42-43, with a two-bay central block, and the central bay contains the front door within a relieving arch, and is surmounted by a window within a relieving arch, and an additional half storey, a pyramidal roof, and bartizan towers, the links to either side are of a single storey, and the pavilions are of a single storey, with one-and-a-half-storey towers on each corner, and the central wall around the courtyard is of two storeys


bar scale of 4/5 inch to 10 feet


George Finch Hatton Esqr (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) (verso) No 1 / Mr Hatton / 2 Elevations in the Sheet 5 Plan

Signed and dated

  • 1774
    datable to 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (769 x 539)


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


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 10
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 162
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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