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SM Adam volume 33/81


[6] Finished design for a church, 1791, unexecuted


Longitudinal section through a two-storey church showing a central domed space flanked by wings with tiered ground and first floors and a belfry at one end. The central space contains an upper gallery supported by Doric columns. There is a pulpit on one side and an opening to stairs on the other. The coloured washes denote the building materials


bar scale of ¾ of an inch to 10 feet


Section through the Church of Laswade (in the hand of William Adam) / (verso) Shadowed Drawings of Laswade Church

Signed and dated

  • 1791
    Robt Adam Architect 1791

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and coloured wash including lemon yellow and pink within a ruled border on laid paper (445x304)


Adam, Robert (1728--1792)
Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison or John Robertson


Portal & Co


Bolton, 1922, p.21
King, Volume 1, 2001, pp. 381, 394
King, Volume 2, 2001, p.18
Further literary references in scheme notes



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