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SM Adam volume 38/60


[1] Design for the ground storey of the inn, c1776, as executed


Plan of the ground storey of a seven-by-two-bay building, with the central five bays projecting, and with alterations to the rear. The front / south entrance leads to a central hall flanked by parlours, and with bar rooms to the rear. To the west there is a proposed extension containing a further parlour, and a self-contained china shop with a separate entrance from the south. East of the main entrance there is a gateway which leads to a courtyard beyond. To the rear of the building, further proposed extensions form a kitchen, brew house and stable


bar scale of 1 5/8 inches to 10 feet


Plan of the Parlor Story of the Red Lyon Inn at Pontefract / Stable / Coal Yard / Brew House / Kitchen / Barr room / Barr / Parlor / Staircase / A / B / China Shop / Parlor / Hall / Parlor / Gateway and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c1776
    Adelphi Sept. 24th

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and pink wash on laid paper (572 x 494)


Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi


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



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