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SM Adam volume 40/58


[24] Finished drawing for an inn, 1759-61


Plans of the ground, first and second storey, and elevation of the principal front, of a three-storey, five-bay building with a hipped roof, flanked on either side by a one-storey garden wall. The front door is flanked by Doric columns surmounted by a balustraded, aedicular window on the first floor with a splayed window frame. The house is flanked on either side by walled gardens, with poultry and swine houses beyond facing onto a stable court, and a stable range with a central coach house facing, as executed


three bar scales of 3/4 inch to 10 feet


Plans & Elevation of a New Inn at Kiddleston for / Lord Scarsdale (in the hand of William Adam) / Stable / Coach house / Coach house / Stable / Dunghill / Plan of the Ground Story / Poultry Yard / Parlour / Kitchen / Swine Yard / Garden / Necessy House / Passage / Passage / Necess House / Garden / Parlour / Parlour / Larder / Bed / Bar / Bed room / Parlour / Hay lost / passage / Room for Servts / Room for Servts / Hay loft / Passage / Plan of the Second Story / Bed Chamber / Passage / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed room / Bed room / Dining room / Bed Chamr / Design for a New Inn at Kedleston / The Seat of Sir Nathaniel Curzon Baronet / Plan of the Third Story / Bed Chamber / Closet / Passage / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed room / Bed room / Bed Chamr / Bed Chamber / 66 (in pencil in a modern curatorial hand) / 67 (in pencil in a modern curatorial hand) and measurements given (verso) 1 / 2 / This to be placed Seventieth / New Inn for Keddleston

Signed and dated

  • 1759-1761
    date range: 1759-61

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (778 x 408)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam or Agostino Brunias, with additional title inscription in the hand of William Adam


IV, LVG and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche, LVG and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 19
Harris, 2006, p. 26; King, 2001, Volume I, pp. 34-37
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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