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Reference number

SM Adam volume 36/23

Purpose

[3] Design for the second scheme for the building, 1767, unexecuted

Aspect

Ground plan of a seven- by three-bay building, with the central three bays on the principal front slightly projecting, and flanked by a perimeter wall enclosing a court behind, and containing prisons and public rooms (verso) preliminary pencil-drawn plan as on recto

Scale

bar scale of 1 3/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

2d design (in pencil) / Plan of the Ground story of the Town hall & County Court for Appleby (of the Ground story of the Town hall & County Court for Appleby in the hand of William Adam) / Insolvent Prison / Insolvent Prison / Gaolers Room / Insolvents Bed Room / Condemn'd Hole / Passage / Staircase / Water Closet / Public Store Room or Warehouse / Public Hall for the Merchants & also to serve for a Coffee Room and dimensions given, and room names and dimensions underwritten in pencil (verso) No 3 / No 3 / These Plans go 6th with the Book / (and in pencil) Insolvents Room / Insolvents Room / Gaolers room / Insolvents Bed Room / Condemned Hole / Public Hall / Ware house and some measurements given

Signed and dated

datable to 1767

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (475 x 289)

Hand

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

Watermark

LVG surmounted by cartouche surmounted by fleur de lis

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 31
Harris, 1971, p. 4
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 53
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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