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image SM Adam volume 33/5

Reference number

SM Adam volume 33/5


[22] Design for a rectangular house, 1771, unexecuted


Plan as Adam volume 33/45


bar scale of 3/4 inch to 10 feet


Copy / Plan of a New Design of a Castle for Lowther in Westmorland, One of the Seats of Sir James Lowther Baronet / Ground Story proposed 18 Feet / Principal Story 22 Feet/ Chamber Story 15 Feet / Dressing Room / Dressing Room / Passage / Dressing Room / Bed Chamber / Dressing Room / Dressing Room / Lady Marys Maid / Bed Room / Water Closet / Bed Chamr / Family gallery / Chapel / Bed Chamr / Bed Chamber / Anti Room / Passage / Drawing Room / Dressing Room / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Water Closet / Powdering Room / Bed Chamber / Passage / Powdering Room / Water Closet / Bed Chamber / Water Closet / Court / Court / Dining Room / Anti Room / Summer Eating Room / Anti Room / Summer Drawing Room / Passage / Great Gallery from North to South / Water Closet / Court / Roof over Kitchen / Court / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Powdering Room / Bed Chamr / Bed Chamber / Water Closet / Powdering Room / Winter Dining Room / Winter Drawing Room / Ladys Dressing Room / Powdering Room / Passage / Servants room / Bed Chamber / Gentlemans Dressing Room / Powdering Room and measurements given (verso) 1 / [cropped]es Lowther / [cropped]ncipal Story of a Square Plan

Signed and dated

  • 1771
    datable to 1771

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (929 x 587)


Adam office hand, possibly Giuseppe Manocchi




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 21
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 163
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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