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SM Adam volume 45/6


[4] Preliminary design for the ground storeys of a lodge and kitchen offices, c1778, unexecuted


Plan of the ground storey of a five-by-three-bay building, with the central three bays of the principal front slightly projecting. There is a central entrance which leads to a hall with a staircase. To the rear there is a circular parlour with niches, and this forms the bow front for the rear façade. Beyond the principal front there are preliminary plans possibly for cellars at the basement storey level. To the left of this there is a plan of the ground storey of a three-by-two-bay building, which contains kitchen offices, and this building is enclosed by a wall. There is a preliminary plan for a tunnel which links the kitchen offices to the principal building. To the right of all this there is a preliminary elevations for a columnar screen, surmounted by an urn, and of a connecting balustrade


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Green Park Lodge / for Lord William Gordon (pencil) / Parlor / Hall / Kitchen / Larder / Scullery / Piccadilly and faint pencil inscription

Signed and dated

  • c1778

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (542 x 380)


Robert Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 45
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