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  • image SM Adam volume 44/44

Reference number

SM Adam volume 44/44


[5] Design for the greenhouse, c1773, unexecuted


Plan of a building with a central seven-bay colonnaded bow, containing a circular temple with a chimneypiece flanked by niches, and with a central door, flanked by alternating windows and niches. Behind the temple are two fireplaces feeding flues which run behind five-bay hot houses flanking the temple, which have apsidal ends at the temple end, and sheds for wood behind. The hot houses are flanked by two-storey, single-bay pavilions, with tripartite windows on the ground storey


bar scale of 1 2/5 inches to 10 feet


Plan of the Temple, Hot Hous's &c. / for Richard Oswald Esqr (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Stair / Privy / Garden Flowers / Shed for Wood / Shed for Wood / Fire Place / Fire Place / Hot House for Vines / Temple / Hot House for Vines / Privy / Stair / Servt Room / Landing of Stair / Room for Fruit / Second Story / of the / West Wing / Garden Seeds / Second Story / of the / East Wing and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • c1773
    datable to c1773

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (638 x 488)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton, with additions to the title inscription in the hand of William Adam


2 / Number 9 (in red pen) / 9 (in pencil) / Green house hot house & Temple for Richard Oswald Esq




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 6
King, 1992, Volume II, p. 216
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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