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SM Adam volume 38/62


[3] Design for the second storey of the inn, c1776, as executed


Plan of the second storey of a seven-by-two-bay building, with the central five bays slightly projecting, and with an irregular east wall. The second storey contains bedrooms, with the bedroom in the south-west corner self-contained, with stairs leading to the china shop below


bar scale of 1 5/8 inches to 10 feet


Plan of the Two Pair Story / of the Red Lion Inn at Pontefract (in the hand of William Adam, underwritten in pencil) / Bed room / Bed Room / Bed room / Bed Room / Bed room / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Room and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c1776
    Adelphi 24.th Sept. 177[_] (cropped)

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (590 x 494)


Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi, with part title inscription in the hand of William Adam


[_ _ _]mber 19 (brown ink) / 4 / Red Lion Inn / (cropped)


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 26
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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