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SM Adam volume 42/93


[1] Finished drawing for a scheme for the house, c1765-74, unexecuted


Plan of the half sunk basement of a house with a central block, which has five bays on the garden front, four bays on the principal front, and is four bays deep, and the central two bays on the principal front are slightly projecting, and the house contains service and domestic rooms. The central block is flanked by links, and rectangular pavilions containing coal vaults


bar scale of 7/8 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the Half Sunk Story of Fennells Place House / for Anthony Chamier Esqr (in the hand of William Adam) / Coal Vault / Butlers Bedroom / Butlers Pantry / Strong room / Wine Vault / Servants Hall / Small Beer / Cyder Bottle / Dairy / Skullery & Pantry / Still Room & Store Room / Coal Vault

Signed and dated

  • 1765-1774
    date range: 1765-74

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (521 x 344)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam


3 / London May 9th: 1765 / Plan referred to by Article of this Date / Ant Chamier / Robt Adam


LVG surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 13
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 125
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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