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SM Adam volume 35/61


[3] Design for the first storey, c1786, unexecuted


Plan of the first storey of a five-by-four-bay building, with a balustraded balcony to the north, and the five-bays of the north façade terminated by piers containing niches. There is a central dog-leg staircase, and a further oval staircase, and this is surrounded by bed chambers. To the rear there is a circular bed chamber, which forms the central bow front to the south, with a curved balcony beyond


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Powder room / Water Closet / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed room / Bed Chamber / Powder room / Water Closet and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c1786

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (279 x 279)


Office hand, possibly Robert Morison


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 26
Rowan, 1985, p. 58
King, 2001, Volume II, pp. 109, 127
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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