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SM Adam volume 44/36


[3] Design for the addition of the south wing to the house, 1770, as executed


Elevation of the south front, showing a two-storey, nine-bay house with a hipped roof, and a two-storey canted bay across the central three bays, surmounted by a conical roof. There is is a detail of the side elevation in pencil to the right-hand side of the sheet


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


South Front of a New Addition to the House of Daniel Bull Esqr at Calne in Wiltshire and some dimensions given (verso) Mr Bull's Moulding / at Calne (in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • 1770
    datable to 1770

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (599 x 480)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 6
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 204
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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