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SM Adam volume 40/5


[56] Finished drawing for the house, 1760, executed with minor alterations to the internal arrangement, and minus the southern quadrants and pavilions


Plan of the ground floor with an eleven-bay central block, with external stairs to the front and rear, and arranged around a central hall, and with four five-bay pavilions attached by curved quadrant links, with folding flaps showing the cellars of the two western pavilions, and with an enclosing wall between the two western quadrants forming a court. There are pencil annotations to the north-east link


bar scale of 1/9 inch to 1 foot


Plan of the Ground Storey of Kiddlestone House for Sir Nathaniel Curzon afterwards Lord Scarsdale / Stable / Stable / Room for Warming water / Harness room / Chapel / Stair / Passage / Salting room / Wine Cellar / Ale Cellar / Small Beer Cellar / Malting room / Brew house / Passage / Stair / Wash house / Servants privy / Privy / Store Vault / Store room / Passage / Stair / Scullery to Dairy / Dairy / Servants Hall / Kitchen / Larder / Scullery Cooks Pantry / Corridore / Bed room / Bed room / Stair / Passage / Lobby / Mr Brodhurst room / Vestible / Stewards room for Accounts / Bath room / Gun room / Charter room / Passage / Smoking Parlour / Porters B. room / Room for pulling of Boats / Organ Bellows / Tetrastyle Hall / Sub Hall / House keepers room / Store room / H keepers closet / Great Stair / Stewards room / Back Stair / Passage / Butlers room / Pantry / Pantry for cleaning plate and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1760
    datable to 1760

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (1186 x 858)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 18
Harris, 1987, pp. 22-23
Harris, 2001, p. 336
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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