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image SM Adam volume 48/47

Reference number

SM Adam volume 48/47

Purpose

[11] Design showing a plan for the house, unexecuted

Aspect

Plan of the principal (first) storey of a house as Adam volume 48/46, but with three tripartite windows on the garden front, a central entrance on the prinicpal front, accessed by a straight flight of stairs, and behind a three-bay portico, and with five-bays on the the principal front of the domestic offices, with the central three bays slightly projecting, and yards to each side, and containing reception and domestic rooms in the cental block, domestic offices in the left-hand pavilion, and stables in the right-hand pavilion

Scale

bar scale of 9/10 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

Plan of the Principal Story of a new Design for Eastwell Park House in Kent. The seat of George Finch Hatton Esqr / Wash house / Laundry / Drying Yard / Wet Larder / Dry Larder / Passage / Scullery / Kitchen / Kitchen Yard / Pantry / Sideboard / Eating Room / Anti Room / Drawing Room / Staircase / Lobby / Staircase / Saloon / Breakfast Room & Library / Water Closet / Mrs Hatton's Dressing room / Powdering room / Mrs Hattons Dressing room / Passage / Bed Chamber / Anti Room / Hall / Water Closet / Powdering room / Staircase / Servants room / Staircase / Harness room / Stable / Coach house / Coach house / Coach house / Stable Court / Stable / Harness room and some measurements given

Signed and dated

datable to 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (832 x 554)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 10
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 124
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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