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  • image SM Adam volume 32/101

Reference number

SM Adam volume 32/101


[2] Finished drawing for the ground storey, c1771, as executed


Plan of the ground storey of a five-bay house with an irregular exterior east wall. There is a central porticoed entrance leading to an apsidal hall and beyond this is a central staircase with a columnar screen set within an oval compartment. To the rear of the house there is an irregular closet wing to the north-east containing an octagonal dressing room and an additional staircase. To the front of the house there is a courtyard and gateway containing a pair of carriage entrances to the west and east, and with a lodge positioned to the west


bar scale of 1 ½ inches to 10 feet


For the Lord Chancellor Plan of the parlour story Apsley House at Hyde Park Corner / Park / Service / Dressing Room / Library / Dining parlour / West annex / Passage / Drawing Room / Hall / Chair Room / Waiting room / South annex / Lodge / foot way street

Signed and dated

  • c1771

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (356 x 501)


Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or William Hamilton


LVG surmounted by a fleur-de-lis within a crowned cartouche


Adam volume 32/101 - 32/103 are not dated, but Lea highlights the probability they were completed after July 1771, when the plot was extended to the north and west following additional land leases made to Lord Apsley on the 13th July 1771. The plans show how the line of the south wall remains skew, and Lea suggests that this is perhaps due to the line of the park wall.


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 43
Harris, 2001(b), pp.99, 101
Lea, 2005, pp. 8, 10
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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