Isaac Wilkinson: unexecuted house and unexecuted additions to a house on the Great North Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire, c1775 (10)
In c1775 Robert Adam was commissioned by Isaac Wilkinson to make designs for a new house, and then two schemes for additions and alterations to an older house, overlooking the Great North Road in Baldock. Isaac Wilkinson is unknown, but may have been the industrialist (1695-1784), and patent holder of the steam powered cylinder-blowing engine, although there is no evidence that he owned property in Hertfordshire. Neither the house, nor the extension to an older house are known, and were presumably unexecuted.
Literature: A.T. Bolton, The architecture of Robert and James Adam, 1922, Volume II, p. 58; Oxford dictionary of national biography online: 'Wilkinson, Isaac (bap. 1765, d. 1784'