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SM Adam volume 41/95


[6] Design for the ground storey of farm offices, c1773, possibly executed


Plan of the ground storey of a five-by-two-bay block, with a central portico entrance leading to a circular lobby. The lobby contains niches and links to a brew house with large coppers, and an apsidal-ended dairy with niches. To the rear of the lobby there is a kitchen and parlour, with a rear entrance and a curved staircase set in between. The kitchen links to a pantry and the parlour links to a bedroom


bar scale of 2 1/2 inches to 10 feet


Plan of Farm Offices for Sir James Wright (underwritten in pencil) at Ray hall (in the hand of William Adam, underwritten in pencil) / Kitchen / Closet / Parlor / Bed Room / Dairy / Lobby / Brew House / Scullery to Brew house / Pantry / W (pencil) / N (pencil) / E (pencil) / S (pencil) / door (pencil) / D (pencil) / A (pencil) / C (pencil) / B (pencil) and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c1773

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (513 x 366)


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


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



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