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SM Adam volume 29/114


[7] Design for additions to the house, 1764, unexecuted


Elevation of the principal front of a three-storey, seven-bay house, with the two end bays projecting at either end, with a crenellated, hipped roof, with three chimney stacks, and with a double dog-leg external stairs leading to the central door on the first storey


bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 10 feet


The house of Lord Frederick Campbell at Scotland (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • 1764
    datable to 1764

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (400 x 259)


Adma office hand, possibly George Richardson, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 27
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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