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SM Adam volume 42/75


[25] Design for the attic storey of a house, c1784, as executed


Plan of the attic storey of a five-by-three-bay house, with a balcony to the south. There is a central light well, and this is surrounded by bedrooms. There is a circular staircase to the north west


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the Garret Story / (and in the hand of William Adam) of Doctor Turtons House / Maids room / Cooks room / Mens room / servants room / serv.ts room / servants room / 74 (pencil)

Signed and dated

  • c1784

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (405 x 263)


Office hand, possibly Robert Morison, with part-title inscription in the hand of William Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 4
Rowan, 1985, p. 38, pls. 8-10
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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