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image SM Adam volume 29/92

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SM Adam volume 29/92


[11] Design showing an elevation of the principal (south) front of the second scheme for the house, 1776, unexecuted


Elevation of the principal front of the house and offices, but not the garden wall shown in Adam volume 29/96, showing a three-storey, twelve-bay, crenellated house, with projecting three-bay canted bows in the end bays, with conical roofs, and between the doors and windows on the ground storey are set behind a Doric colonnade, and to the left-hand side of the house is a two-storey bow, and to the right-hand side is a two-storey projection, and in front of this is a single-storey, balustraded link, which is half obscured by the slope of a hill, and on the top of this hill (level with the first storey of the house) are the domestic offices, being composed of two two-storey, three-bay crenellated wings, with central windows, surmounted by quatrefoils on the first storey, all set within a relieving arch, and flanked by slit windows, and between these two wings are single-storey, nine-bay crenellated link walls to either side of a single-storey, five-bay crenellated conservatory, with a Doric colonnade across the central three bays, and the end bays slightly projecting, and containing windows


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South front of House & Offices at Shaw park the Seat of Lord Cathcart (the Seat of Lord Cathcart in the hand of William Adam)

Signed and dated

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

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (971 x 334)


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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