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SM Adam volume 41/10


[11] Finished drawing for the house, date range: 1762-80, unexecuted


Elevation of the principal front of a three-storey, five-bay central block, with a hipped, balustraded roof, and rusticated basement, and curved external steps leading to the top of a three-bay arcaded loggia, supporting a three-bay Corinthian portico and pediment, and flanked by Venetian windows within relieving arches in the end bays on the first storey. The central block is flanked by one-storey, five-bay, rusticated, balustraded links, each containing a blind arcade, with a central door, and two-and-a-half-storey, five-bay pavilions, with hipped roofs, rusticated basements, with an arcade of relieving arches in the ground storey, with the central three bays slightly projecting, and supporting a three-bay portico of Ionic pilasters, and a small pitched roof


bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet


The Seat of The Earl of Bath (in the hand of William Adam) Bute (Eyton) (in pencil in the hand of A.T. Bolton)

Signed and dated

  • 1762-1780
    date range: 1762-80

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (648 x 466)


Adam office hand, with additions to inscriptions in the hand of William Adam, additions to inscriptions in the hand of A.T. Bolton




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 13
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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