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SM Adam volume 44/102


[1] Finished design for a church, 1788, not executed


Plan of an octagonal-shaped building with four small projecting ends containing two porches and four rooms. The central space is divided into four aisles, on axis with the porches and rooms, with pews in each quarter


bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 10 feet


(In the hand of William Adam) Plan of a Church for the North part of Edinburgh / (verso) 4 / (in a different hand) number 29 / (in pencil) 29 / 29 / (in pen, in a different hand) Church for the north part of Edin[_ _ _ _]

Signed and dated

  • 1788
    datable to 1788

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (471x297)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison or Daniel Robertson


GR surmounted by fleur des lis within a crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, p.11
Further literary references in scheme notes



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