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  • image SM Adam volume 45/49

Reference number

SM Adam volume 45/49


[6] Finished drawing for a church showing a first-floor plan, c1772-81, unexecuted


Plan of the first storey of a church as Adam volume 45/48, but without the pews and pulpit, and instead there are small galleries in the apses to the east and west ends of the church accessed by staircases in the lobbies


bar scale of 2 ¼ inches to 10 feet


Plan of the Body of Church continued with the Stairs leading to the two Pews in the Niches for George Ross Esqr & family (verso) 6 / 6 / Number 14 / Church for George Ross Esqr near Cromarty

Signed and dated

  • 1772-81
    date range: 1772-1781

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (355 x 532)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 7
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 66
For a full list of literature reference see scheme notes.



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