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  • image SM Adam volume 40/7

Reference number

SM Adam volume 40/7


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


Plan of the attic floor as Adam volume 40/5 but showing the roofs of the links, without folding flaps, and with pencil annotations on the south-east and south-west links


1/9 inch to 1 foot


Plan of the Attick Story / Plan of the Bed Chamber Story of Kiddleston House for Sir Nathaniel Curzon afterwards Lord Scarsdale (in the hand of William Adam) / Hay Loft / Corn Chamber / Hay Loft / Grooms room / Grooms room / Chapel continued / Roof over the Corridore / Servants B room / Brew house continued / Room / Passage / Stair / Laundry continued / Stair / Bed room / Bed room / Bed room / Bed room / Passage / Bed room / Bed room / Bed room / Bed room / Bed room / Roof over the Corridore / Mr Curzons Bed room / Nursery / Stair / Maids room / Passage / Anti chamber / Miss Curzon's Bed room / Room / Dining room / Dressing room / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Passage / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Dressing room / Garden Saloon continued / Hall continued / Passage / Bed Chamber / Dressing room / Great Stair continued / Bed Chamber / Passage / Closet / Closet / Back Stair / Bed Chamber / Dressing room / Bed Chamber and dimensions given (verso) 7 / Lord Scarsdale Sheddleton (sic) House

Signed and dated

  • 1760
    datable to 1760

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (1219 x 871)


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


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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