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SM Adam volume 30/18


[1] Alternative design for a house, 1772, unexecuted


Elevation of the south front of a two-storey, five-bay house, with a hipped roof, and a central Venetian window-shaped front door, within a relieving arch, reached by tapering external stairs, and surmounted by a tripartite window, and behind a central three-bay Ionic portico, supporting a pediment, and ornamented with a cable moulding string course, a fluted frieze, and with sculptures around the roof line, and with a pencil-drawn plan of the external tapering stairs below


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


South Front of Stockwood House the Seat of John Crawley (on a small separate sheet affixed to the recto) (verso) 1

Signed and dated

  • February 1772
    Adelphi Feby 11th. 1772

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (521 x 509)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, index p. 29
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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