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SM Adam volume 21/209


[3] Preliminary design for adding wings, links and an entrance loggia to the house, c1768, unexecuted


Rough plan of the principal storey of a nine-bay central block, with three-bay links, and one-bay pavilions containing tripartite windows. Behind is a domestic building, including stables, arranged around a courtyard


to a scale


(In pencil) Lord Grosvenor Eaton Hall / Dairy / Breakfast room / Drawing room / Drawing room / Saloon / Library / maids room under / Map Room / My Lords Dressg Room / Gardeners Room / Work Rm / Chappel / Laundry / Court / Library / Billiard Room / Laundry Maids / Dining room / Hall / Dressg room / Bed Chr / Valets rm / Present Garden / Family Bed Chamr / Stewards Working Room / Lady Gros'rs Dressg room and some dimensions given (in pen)

Signed and dated

  • 1768
    datable to 1768

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (318 x 448)


Robert Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 10
King, 1992, Volume II, p. 124
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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