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SM Adam volume 35/8


[4] Finished drawing for a design for the house, 1759-1762


Plan of the principal (first) storey of a house with a nine-bay central block, and the central three bays slightly projecting on the principal (north) and garden (south) fronts, with external stairs on the principal front, and a shallow portico on the garden front, and the central block is flanked by three-bay links, with a central tripartite window flanked by niches on the principal front, and colonnaded on the garden front, and containing semicircular courts, and one-bay pavilions, with tripartite windows on the principal and garden fronts


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


Plan of the Principal Floor of a House for Edwin Lascelles Esqr at His Seat at Gawthorpe in Yorkshire / Bed Cham'r / Dressing room / Passage / Servts room / Parlour / Great Sallon / Drawing room / Passage / Servts room / Stair / Sqr Nich / Closet / Lobby or Servts Room / Court / Mr Lascelles Dressing room / Back Stairs / Passage / Great Staircase / Semicircular Court / Antichamber / Great Gallery / Wardrobe / Mr Lascelles Bed cham'r / Servts room / Passage / Library / Great Hall / Nich for Sideboard / Great dining room / Private entry / Servants room / Passage / Stair / Sqr Nich / Closet and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1759-62
    R. Adam Architect date range: 1759-62

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (929 x 577)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 16
Harris, 2001, p. 134
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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