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Reference number

SM Adam volume 38/40

Purpose

[1] Design showing a ground plan for the building, 1775, as executed

Aspect

Ground plan of a rectangular building, supported by piers forming aisles, and giving space for a market, with central three-bay porticeos on each long side, and entrance doors flanked by blind windows on each short side, and at one end the entrance is flanked by two small shops, and at the other the entrance is flanked by staircases to the storey above (verso) pencil-drawn elevation for the entrance front as Adam volume 38/38

Scale

(recto and verso) bar scale of 3 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

Plan of the Market / Those parts that one shaded light shew the present building, and those that are shaded dark shew the new additions proposed, The four Piers that / are marked A are proposed to be taken entirely away, and the eight piers marked B to be put up in order to keep the pairings / opposite to the external Arches in the side Front, and must increase the strength of the building is executed with Judgement / To Edmunds Bury (To Edmunds Bury in the hand of William Adam) Shop / Shop / Lobby with the Stairs Leading / to the Theatre above (all underwritten in pencil) / B / B / B / B / A / A / A / A / B / B / B / B

Signed and dated

datable to 1775

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (692 x 507)

Hand

adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam or Joseph Bonomi, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam (verso) Robert Adam

Watermark

IHS IVILLEDARY and LVG surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, p. 5
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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