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SM Adam volume 35/9


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


Plan of the attic storey of a house with a nine-bay central block, with the central three bays slightly projection on the principal (north) and garden (south) fronts, and flanked by the roofs of links containing semicircular courts, and three-bay pavilions


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


Plan of the Bed Chamber of Attick Storey 14 feet high / Gawthorpe House in Yorkshire, the Seat of Edwin Lascelles Esqr (in the hand of William Adam) / Bed Cham'r / Bed Room / Landing of the Stairs / Bed Room / Bed Cham'r / Closet / Bed Room / Closet / Bed Cham'r / Bed Chamber / Landing of the Back Stairs / Closet / Passage Lighted by a Sky Light / Water Closet / Bed Closet / Bed Closet / Great Stair / antichamber / Dressing room / Dressing Closet / Bed Chamb'r / Bed Chamb'r / Closet / Bed Chamb'r / Dressing room / Alcove / Bed / Bed Chamber / Lumber Room / Bed Cham'r / Closet / Closet / Bed Cham'r / Lumber Room and dimensions given (verso) Mr Lascelles / Gawthorpe house

Signed and dated

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

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (921 x 577)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam


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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