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SM Adam volume 37/54


[3] Design for the house, 1774, unexecuted


Plan of the first storey of a house as Adam volume 37/53


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Barnbougle Castle one of the Seats of / The Earl of Roseberry (all in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Closet / Anti Room / Closet / Bed Chamber / Closet / Toilet Room / Closet / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Closet / Staircase / Powdering Room / Water Close / Passage / Staircase / Court / Anti Room / Powdering Room / Water Closet / Servants Bed Room / Great Staircase / Court / Ladys Dressg Room / Bed Chamber / Gentlemans Dressg Room / Winter Eating Room or 3rd Anti Chamber / Closet / Closet / Closet / Staircase / Closet / Drawing Room or 2nd Anti Chamber / Closet / Powdering room / Water Closet / Lobby or Servants Room / Staircase / Porch Continued / Tribune or 1st Anti Chamber / Closet / Drawing Room or 2nd Anti Chamber / Closet / Staircase / Gallery for Drawings &c / Staircase / Closet / Summer Eating Room or 3rd Anti Chamber / Closet / Staircase / Library / Court and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1774
    datable to 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (805 x 573)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 3
Tait, 1981, p. 421
Rowan, 1985, p. 98
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 161
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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