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SM Adam volume 42/35


[1] Design for a house showing the principal (ground) storey, 1770, not thought to have been executed


Plan of the principal (ground) storey of a house, with a five-bay, double pile central block containing a hall, stairs, parlour and kitchen. The central block is flanked by slight recessed wings. The left-hand wing has a three-bay portico, behind which is a wall with two blind windows, and on the side there is a three-bay bow towards the back of the house, behind which is an apsidal dining room. The right-hand wing has a tripartite window at the front, and two tripartite windows on the side, behind all of which is the drawing room, and to the rear of which is a two-bay projection containing a water closet and dressing room


bar scale of 2 inches to 10 feet


Principal Story of a house for Mr Henderson (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / North / East / South / West / Dining Parlor / Parlor / Kitchen / Library / Hall / Dressing Room / Water Closet / Drawing Room and measurements for the principal front and each room given / (and in pencil) N 1. 2. 3 4 A & b Closets / 7. 8. Windows / 9. 9. 9. 9 the doors to be Shortened / 10 (rubbed out) the hall being Enlarged the Ceiling & windows / to be made Uniform / New Chimney / Width of this _ _ _ _ _ / 9 / 9 / 9 / 9 (verso) 2 / 2 / Mr Henderson 1770

Signed and dated

  • 1770
    datable to 1770

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (529 x 364)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam (underwritten in pencil)




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, p. 55
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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