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SM Adam volume 43/57


[1] Design for a house, 1772, unexecuted


Plan of the ground storey of a house, with a seven-by-two bay central block, with the central three bays projecting on both fronts, and this is flanked by links, being a single-bay on the principal front, and three-bay on the garden front, and beyond are U-shaped wings, one containing service rooms, and the other containing stables, and the central block contains domestic, reception and service rooms


bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet


Ground Story. / for John Role Walter Esqr in Devonshire (in the hand of William Adam) / Bake house / Brew house / Wash house / Scullery to Dairy / Dairy / Butlers bed room / Butlers Pantry / Room for cleaning Knives &c. / Kitchen / Scullery / Larder / Larder / Servants Hall / Library / Hall / Back Stairs / Great Stairs / Housekeepers Room / Breakfast room / Stable / Stable / Coach house / Coach house / Stable / Stable and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • March 1772
    Adelphi March 27th. 1772.

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (753 x 510)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton (1, 3, 6) additions to title inscription in the hand of William Adam




LVG surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 3
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 122
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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