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SM Adam volume 37/117


[5] Preliminary design for a castellated house, 1783, unexecuted


Elevations of the principal and garden fronts of a crenellated house, being two storeys set over a half-sunk basement, with a bow fronted, three-bay central block, with a conical roof, corner turrets on the garden front, and external stairs on the principal front, flanked by three-bay links, with pitched roofs, and three-bay pavilions, with high pyramidal roofs. On the garden front the central block and pavilions are ornamented with two-storey relieving arches. The house is flanked by mirror image one-storey, three-bay links walls, and one-storey, three-bay wings, with high hipped roofs, pepper-pot end turrets, arched windows, and a central bay within a relieving arch, articulated by two turrets, and surmounted by a crow-stepped pediment


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


Castle for Mr Stevenson (in the hand of William Adam) / Elevation for Mr Stevenson and some dimensions given (in pen and pencil) (verso) 1

Signed and dated

  • 1783
    Adelphi / 10t July 1783

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (533 x 476)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison, with written annotations in the hand of Robert Adam, and additions to title inscriptions in the hand of William Adam


J KOOL and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 58
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 166
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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