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image SM Adam volume 29/96

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SM Adam volume 29/96


[9] Design showing a plan of the second scheme for the house, 1776, unexecuted


Plan of the house and domestic offices, showing a twelve- by three-bay rectangular principal block, with three-bay canted bows in the end bays on the north and south fronts, and with the central two bays on the north front slightly recessed, and with a three-bay bow in the left-hand side elevation, and with a rectangular range attached to the right-hand side front of the principal block, beyond a rectangular projection or loggia, and beyond this is a V-shaped range, containing rooms and stables, and enclosed into a triangle by a boundary wall, with a central conservatory built against the external side, and beyond this range is a large rectangular court containing various rooms, stables, and a formal garden(?)


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the House & Offices at Shaw park. the Seat of the Right Honorable Lord Cathcart (the Seat of the Honorable Lord Cathcart in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Powder room / Dressing room / Bed Chamber / Gentlemans Dressing room / Servant / Powder room / Bed Chamber / Ladys Dressing room (verso) 5 / Lord Cathcart / Shaw Park

Signed and dated

  • 24/02/1776
    Adelphi Febry 24t. 1776

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (922 x 449)


Adam office hand, either Joseph Bonomi or Robert Adam, with addition to the title inscription in the hand of William Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 29
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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