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  • image SM Adam volume 10/196

Reference number

SM Adam volume 10/196


[27] Preliminary design for the north front of a house and kitchen offices, c1784, as executed


Elevation of the north front of a two-storey, five-bay building as SM Adam volume 1/109. To the west of the principal building there is a one-storey, four-bay building, with a hipped roof, and a part sunken basement. The building terminates in a one-bay projecting pavilion, with a semi-circular headed, tripartite window


to a scale


some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c1784

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and wash on laid paper (332 x 198)


Robert Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 4
Rowan, 1985, pp. 38, 40
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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