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image SM Adam volume 32/33

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SM Adam volume 32/33


[14] Design for the first scheme of alterations to the house, 1774, unexecuted


Plan of the bed chamber (second) storey of a house, with a central block which is five bays across the principal front, with the central three bays slightly projecting, and three bays of tripartite windows across the garden front, and the central block is flanked by the roofs of links, and three- by four-bay pavilions, and contains bedrooms


bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet


Second Design / Plan of House for Mamhead one of the Seats of Lord Viscount Lisburne (all in the hand of William Adam) / Bed Chamber Story (in pencil) / Bed Chamber Story / Servants Bed Room / Servants (scratched out) Bed Room / Servants Bed Room / Servants Bed Room / Water Closet / Bed Chamber / Dressing Room / Bed Chamber / Passage / Dressing Room / Bed for a Servant / Staircase / Bed Chamber / Lobby / Staircase / Water Closet / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Servants Bed Room / Servants (scratched out) Bed Room / Water Closet / Servants Bed Room / Servants Bed Room and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1774
    Adelphi July 4t. 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (587 x 491)


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


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 22
Rowan, 1988, p. 88
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 132
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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