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Reference number

Adam volume 44/79


[27] Design for farm offices at Merryfield, c1769-82, unexecuted


Plan of the first storey as Adam volume 44/78, but showing the upper register of the central block and the roofs of the other buildings


bar scale of 1/9 inch to 1 foot


Plan of the one pair of Stairs Story of Farm Houses at Merryfield near Saltram for John Parker Esqr (at Merryfield near Saltram / for John Parker Esqr (in the hand of William Adam) / Bed Room / Bed Room / Dairy Continued / Passage and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1769-1782
    date range: 1769-82

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (535 x 601)


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


King, 2001, Volume II, p. 222
For full literature references see scheme notes.



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