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SM Adam volume 7/156


[2] Preliminary design for the ground storey of an inn, ND


Plan of the first storey of a nine-bay inn formed around a central courtyard. At the front of the building there is a central room with its windows flanked by columns, and this links to flanking rooms. Beyond this there is a pair of bifurcated staircases on the left and right-hand sides of the building, and these link to rectangular rooms overlooking a courtyard. To the right and left-hand side of the courtyard there are circular rooms with niches, and these link to bedrooms, with water closets and two further staircases set in between. The rear of the building projects on the right-hand side, and this forms a rectangular room with an apsidal end set behind a columnar screen, and the apsidal space is flanked by further water closets


not to scale


Red Lyon ground Piccadilly / Court and some dimensions and figures given

Signed and dated

  • ND

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (211 x 163)


Robert Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 45
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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