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Adam volume 50/66


[21] Design for alterations to the existing house, 1779, unexecuted


Plan of Saltram, altered to extend the house to the north and create a new dining room on the west front, circular, with two apses to the sides and a circular portico to the front. This is connected to the existing great drawing room by a new gallery lined with niches, with two screens of columns, alongside a new apsidal servants' hall. On the north side of the house, the kitchens are rationalized, with servants' rooms, around the existing court. Beyond is a kitchen court flanked by wood and coal storage buildings, and closed to the north by a building with an open colonnaded front and semicircular bay to the back, containing a bake house, meat house, brew house and laundry. Beyond is a closed yard


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


Plan of a House and Offices for John Parker Esqr near Saltram (in the hand of William Adam) / Library / 2 Drawing room / 1 Drawing room / Kitchen / Larder / Larder / Passage / Pantry / Gallery / Servants Hall / Great Staircase / Anti room / Passage / Scullery / Pantry / Larder / Passage / Court / Butler's Room / Butler's Pantry / Court / Hall / Present Eating room / Housekeeper's Room / Store Room / Stewards Room / Brush &c / Dining Room / Circular Portico / Buffet Room / Yard for Fuel, and Brew house / Brew House / Bake House / Work House and Laundry over it / Meat House / Passage / Wood / Coal / Coal / Privys / Wood / Kitchen Court / Water Pump / Wood / Coal / Coal / Coal / Wood and some dimensions given (verso) John Parker Esqr Saltram / Plans of House & new dining room from no 9

Signed and dated

  • September 1779
    Adelphi / 16 Sepr 1779

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and pink wash on laid paper (870 x 499)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, p.158, Index p. 27
For full literature references see scheme notes.



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