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SM Adam volume 45/62


[5] Design for the stables, possibly executed, c1789


Above - Elevation of a two-storey, eleven-bay building, with a hipped roof surmounted by a central clock tower and a vane. On the ground-storey, the central bay contains an entrance, with a Diocletian window above, all set within a relieving arch. The first, fourth, eighth and eleventh bays project and contain further entrances, with oculi above. The ninth and tenth bays contain carriage ways surmounted by further Diocletian windows Below - Plan of an eleven-bay building, containing coach houses and stables


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Offices for Robert Udeny Esqr at Teddington (in the hand of William Adam, underwritten in pencil) / (underwritten in pencil) Room for Saddles / Stable / Harness room / Co[_] house / Coach house / Coach House and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil wash and pink wash on laid paper (336 x 223)


Office hand, possibly Robert Morison or Daniel Robertson, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 30
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 226
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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