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SM Adam volume 42/127


[2] Design for alterations to the first storey of a house and offices, 1777, unexecuted


Plan of the first storey of a nine-by-eight-bay building, with a central dog-legged staircase. At the front of the building there is an irregular octagonal-shaped dressing room, with a canted bay window. To the right of this there is a drawing room with a colonnaded screen at one end. The central staircase has passages to the left and right which link to bedrooms and dressing rooms. Two bedrooms on the left-hand side of the building have bow windows. To the rear of the building there is a central courtyard and staircases leading to servants bedrooms. There is a double-height kitchen on the right-hand side, and a double-height brew house to the rear


bar scale of 1 3/4 inches to 10 feet


Plan of the One pair Story of Scratby House / (and in the hand of William Adam, underwritten in pencil) the Seat of John Ramsay Esqr / Brew House continued / Servants Bedroom / Servants Bedroom / Servants Bedroom / Kitchen continued / Servants Bedroom / Servants Bedroom / Bed Chamber / Dressing room / Bed Chamber / Closet / Closet / Bed Chamber / Dressing room / Passage / Water Closet / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Dressing room / Drawing room / 130 (pencil) and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • June 1777
    Adelphi / June 26.t 1777

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and pink wash on laid paper (732 x 542)


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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