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image SM Adam volume 33/49

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SM Adam volume 33/49


[26] Finished drawing for a dairy, c1767, unexecuted


Plan of a five- by two-bay building, with the central three bays recessed and behind a screen of two columns on the principal and garden fronts, and with a circular room with niches in the front right-hand corner, and an octagonal room with niches in the front left-hand corner, and with an enclosed rectangular yard behind, and a three- by one-bay rectangular building containing two rooms at the rear of the yard


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


Plan of Dairy Offices for Sir James Lowther Baronet (verso) 9 (in pencil) / No 8 these Plans go 9th in the Book

Signed and dated

  • c1767
    datable to c1767

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (362 x 519)


Adam office hand




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 21
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 222
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes



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