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  • image SM Adam volume 43/56

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SM Adam volume 43/56


[6] Design for a house, 1772, unexecuted


Elevation of the east (inside the rear U-shaped court) of the kitchen wing (the left-hand wing on Adam volume 43/57-43/58), showing a one-and-a-half-storey, five-bay link, with a pitched roof, and balustraded half-height windows in the upper register, flanked by two-storey, two-bay projecting wings, also with pitched roofs, and the left-hand wing has a single-storey, single-bay pitched roofed link shown in section


bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet


East Front of the Kitchen Offices. for John Role Walter Esqr / in Devonshire (for John Role Walter / in Devonshire in the hand of William Adam) / Window and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • March 1772
    Adelphi March 27th. 1772.

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (541 x 382)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton, 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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