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SM Adam volume 21/148


[1] Preliminary design for alterations to the church, 1759, unexecuted


Rough part plan and two rough elevations for a church with two aisle. The main elevation shows a three-storey central tower and one-storey aisles, each with traceried windows


not to scale


The Square of the Steeple above the Church is 18ft 11in to the South and 21.5 to the West / Harewood Church. To add a finishing to the top of the Steeple in the Gothick taste and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • April 1759
    23d April 1759

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen and pencil on laid paper (296 x 346)


Robert Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 17
Mauchline, 1992, pp. 15, 67
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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