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SM Adam volume 42/126


[1] Design for alterations of the ground storey of a house and offices, 1777, unexecuted


Plan of the ground storey of a nine-by-eight-bay block, with a central entrance set within a canted bay. The entrance leads to a vestibule which is flanked by a dining parlour and a parlour with a bow window and a colonnaded screen. Beyond the vestibule there is a dog-legged staircase, with a pantry to the rear, closets and a bow fronted library to the left, and to the right there is a passage leading to the housekeeper’s room and a water closet. To the rear of the building there is a central court surrounded by kitchen offices, with staircases to an upper level. The wash house, scullery and brew house contain coppers, and the brew house is flanked by courtyards


bar scale of 1 3/4 inches to 10 feet


Plan of the Principal Story of Scratby House with the new Additions & Alterations / (and in the hand of William Adam) for John Ramsay Esqr / Yard / Brew House / Yard / Pantry / Wash House / Scullery / Laundry / Court / Kitchen / Dairy / Larder / Larder / Library / Butlers Pantry / Closet / Closet / Closet / Housekeepers room / China Closet / Closet / Staircase / Passage / Water Closet / Parlor / Vestible / Dining Parlor / 199 (pencil) and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • Adelphi / June 26.t 1777-

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and pink wash on laid paper (750 x 544)


Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi, with part title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 27
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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