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image SM Adam volume 33/69

Reference number

SM Adam volume 33/69

Purpose

[3] Design for a village, 1766, partly executed with alterations

Aspect

Plan of a tripartite village, with two shaped Greek-cross arrangements as in Adam volume 33/68, flanking a central circular court containing further cottages, and with a central pencil-drawn market house, and with pencil-drawn wells in the centre of the outer courts, and with pencil-drawn elevations of a well and market house in the top right-hand corner of the sheet

Scale

bar scale of 3/5 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

Plan of the Villages / For Sir James Lowther (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Cottage / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Bed place / Bed place / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Yard / Kitchen / Gateway / Smiths shop / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Bed place / Bed place / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / School / Yard / Parlour / Study / Scullery / Kitchen / Wash house / Yard / Cottage / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Carts / Cow house / straw / Stable / Brew house / Parlour / Study / Lobby / Back kitchen / Kitchen / Yard / Yard / Kitchen / Lobby / Study / Parlour / Straw / Cow house / Stables / Brew house / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Cottage / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Yard / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Yard / Smiths Shop / Gateway / Kitchen / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Bed place / Bed place / Cottage / Yard / Barn / Cow house / Stable / Scullery / Carts / Kitchen / Study / Parlour / Carts / Dairy / Wash house / Brew house / Bake house / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Carts / Brew house / Stable / Cow house / Straw / Parlour / Lobby / Kitchen / Yard / Yard / Kitchen / Back Kitchen / Lobby / Study / Parlour / Brew house / Stables / Straw / Cow house / Carts / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Cottage / Yard / Cottage / Yard / Well (in pencil) / Market Hall (in pencil) / Well (in pencil) and some measurements given

Signed and dated

datable to 1766

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (1156 x 497)

Hand

Adam office hand, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam

Watermark

D&CBLAUW and D&CBLAUW

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume I, p. 31; Volume II, Index p. 31
Brunskill, 1967, pp. 60-61
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 77
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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