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SM Adam volume 33/60


[6] Design for alterations to the fabric of the house, c1766, as executed


Elevation of the principal (north) front of a crenellated house, with a three-storey, seven-bay central block, with a pitched roof, and with a central door on the ground storey, and the central block is flanked by three-storey, single-bay wings, with pitched roofs, and with a tripartite window on each storey, and each of the door and windows is surmounted by a hood moulding


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


A Design for the North Front of Sir James / Lowther House at Whitehaven and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • c1766
    datable to c1766

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (541 x 335)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Giuseppe Sacco




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 31
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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