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SM Adam volume 41/92


[7] Design for the east front of farm offices, c1773, possibly executed


Elevation of the east front of a one-and-a-half-storey, five-bay farm office, with a hipped roof. The building has a central entrance set within a pedimented Tuscan portico, which supports acroteria. The entrance is flanked by semi-circular-headed windows and full-height windows. Above the entrance there is an oculus/roundel, and this is flanked by blank tablets


to a scale


East Front of Farm Offices for Sir James Wright

Signed and dated

  • c1782

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (532 x 267)


Office hand, possibly Robert Morison


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 26
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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