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SM Adam volume 29/129


[7] Design showing the side (southwest) front for the house, 1773, executed with alterations


Elevation of the side (southwest) front of a three-storey, three-bay house, with a hipped roof, and a rusticated basement, with half-height windows in the ground and attic storeys, and with full-height windows surmounted by lintels ornamented with roundels on the first storey, and with a fluted string course between the first and second storeys


bar scale of 1 4/5 inches to 10 feet


South West / for the Duke of Ancaster (all in the hand of William Adam) / Cornice / String A (in pencil) / A (in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • 19/07/1773
    19 July 1773

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (275 x 303)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 26
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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