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SM Adam volume 43/80


[6] Design for the house and offices, 1776, unexecuted


Elevation of garden (north) front of a two-and-a-half-storey, five-bay central block with a hipped roof, and flanked by two-storey, three-bay links leading to two-storey, one-bay pavilions, all above a half-sunk basement, and the principal storey of the central block is rusticated, with windows set within relieving arches, and a string course which extends to envelop all five blocks, and the upper storeys of the central block have a frieze containing roundels, an entablature, and a Corinthian pilaster at each end, and four paired Corinthian engaged columns articulating a central three-bay bow surmounted by a stepped dome with an oculus, and the links are each articulated by a portico of two Doric columns in the centre and a Doric pilaster at each end, with a Doric frieze, and a flat roof, with a pedimented central window, surmounted by a tablet, and flanked by windows surmounted by medallions, and the pavilions are pedimented each with three acroteria, with their window set within a relieving arch


bar scale of 1 1/10 inches to 10 feet


Elevation of the North Front of a New Design for Alexander Speirs Esqr at Kings Inch near Glasgow

Signed and dated

  • December 1776
    Adelphi / Decr. 16t. 1776

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen and pencil on laid paper (497 x 602)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or Robert Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 20
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 395
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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