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SM Adam volume 42/27


[1] Design for the ground storey of a lodge, executed to a variant design, 1766


Plan of the ground storey of a five-by-three-bay building, with the central three bays of the principal front slightly projecting, and with a central entrance. Beyond this there is a hall with a staircase, and this is flanked by domestic offices to the left and kitchen offices to the right. At the rear there is an octagonal parlour, with niches, and this forms a canted bay for the rear façade. Beyond the parlour there is a preliminary plan for a curved screen or colonnade


bar scale of 2 inches to 10 feet


Plan of Parlor floor of the Lodge / Housekeepers Room / Parlour / Kitchen / Closet / Butlers Room / Scullery / Pantry and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1766
    [__]bt Adam Archt. 1766

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (297 x 470)


Robert Adam


2 / 2 / (cropped) [_]n 1 A Montgomerie


LVG surmounted by a fleur-de-lis within a crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 45
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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