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SM Adam volume 30/83


[1] Design for a house showing the ground plan and principal elevation, ND, unexecuted


Ground plan and elevation of a small T-shaped gothic cottage. The plan shows a three-bay front, with rooms flanking a central staircase, with a central rear range behind containing a single room, and screened by columns. The elevation shows a two-and-a-half-storey, three-bay crenellated cottage with a hipped roof. The central bay contains a door surmounted by a pointed traceried fan light with a hood moulding, and this is flanked by three-light traceried lancet windows with hood mouldings in the ground floor, and with three-light rectangular traceried rectangular windows with hood mouldings on the first floor. There is a central single-storey, single-bay crenellated tower rising from the roof line, and containing a traceried pointed window ornamented with crockets


to a scale of 2 inches to 10 feet


Design for Andrew Fletcher Esqr (in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • 1766-79
    date range: 1766-79

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil within a single ruled pencil border on laid paper (271 x 403)


Adam office hand, possibly James Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 54
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 246
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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