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SM Adam volume 46/149


[3] Record drawing for a cottage, 1777


Plan and elevation of a small square building, divided into two rooms, one including a staircase, and with a porch on the principal front and a projecting bay on the rear front. The elevation of the principal front shows one storey and three bays, a pantiled pyramidal roof with a central chimney-stack, windows with leaded lights, and a central semicircular arched entrance


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


Cottage for the Duke of Bolton for Hackwood

Signed and dated

  • 08/06/1777
    Adelphi / June 8 1777

Medium and dimensions

Pen within a single ruled border on laid paper (459 x 372)


James Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 15
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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