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image SM Adam volume 48/45

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SM Adam volume 48/45


[13] Design showing elevations for the house, unexecuted


Elevations of the principal and garden fronts of a house, with a three-storey seven-bay central block, with a hipped roof, and four-storey, single-bay square towers with pyramidal roofs on each side. The central block has a half-sunk basement on the principal front, a full-height, rusticated ground storey on the garden front, and there is a central tripartite door, accessed by a straight flight of steps, and behind a three-bay Ionic portico carrying a pediment, and all within a large relieving arch on the principal front, and the second and sixth bays on this front are projecting, and with tripartite, balustraded windows on the first storey, articulated by Ionic columns. On the garden front there is central five-bay bow on the ground storey, supporting a Corinthian portico, surmounted by a dome, which covers the central bay on the first storey, which is composed of a tripartite opening, articulated by Corinthian columns and set within a relieving arch, and this bay is flanked by alternating bays containing arched windows, and tripartite bays of Corinthian columns, and each is articulated by a giant Corinthian column across the first and second storeys, and the roof is balustraded on the garden front. The central block is flanked by three-bay balustraded quadrant links, which are rusticated on the garden front ground storey, and beyond are two-storey, five-bay pavilions, with hipped roofs, and on the principal front of these pavilions the central three-bays are projecting and surmounted by a pediment, and the central window is within a relieving arch. On the garden front the pavilions are three storeys, connected to the quadrant link in the fifth bay, and in the fourth bay there is a projecting two-storey rusticated and pedimented arch, screened on the ground storey by two Doric columns


to a scale


South Front of a new Design for Eastwell Park House, The Seat of George Finch Hatton Esqr (verso) No 6 / No 6 / Mr Hatton Modern Plan [cropped] / (and in pencil) Lord Thanet and some rough calculations

Signed and dated

  • 16/12/1774
    Adelphi Decr. 16t. 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (638 x 491)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi


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



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