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SM Adam volume 31/121


[1] Finished drawing for a house, 1765, unexecuted


Plan of the principal (ground) storey of a house, with a five-bay central block, slightly projecting from the rest of the house, and with a central three- by two-bay portico on the principal front, with stairs leading to this, and the central block is flanked by three-bay wings, with canted bows on the principal front, and to the far side of the left-hand wing is an additional L-shaped domestic wing with seven bays on the principal front, and beyond is a curved wall, and this storey contains reception, domestic and service rooms


bar scale of 1 2/5 inch to 1 foot


Plan of the Principal Floor of a House for John Calcraft Esqr at Ingress / Brewhouse / Skullery / Kitchen / Passage / Housekeepers Rom (sic) / Passage / Staircase / Larder / Servants Hall / Passage / Stewards Room / Butlers Pantry / Drawing Room / Anti Chamber / Staircase / Hall / Library / Eating Parlor / Staircase / Water Closet / Passage / Court / Dinning (sic) Room and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1765
    datable to 1765

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and pink wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (915 x 362)


Adam office hand, possibly George Richardson




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 18
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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