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SM Adam volume 41/33


[4] Finished drawing for stables, c1764, unexecuted


Plan of an eleven-bay stable block, with carriage entrances in the middle and end bays, and stables in between, and with a walled yard behind, with coach houses, and further stables at the rear


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Offices for the Earl of Panmure (in the hand of William Adam) and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • c1764
    datable to c1764

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash on laid paper (441 x 265)


Adma office hand, possibly George Richardson, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Number Ten (in red pen)




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 26
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 224
Adam, 2011, p. 32
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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