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Reference number

SM Adam volume 35/7


[3] Finished drawing for a design for the house, 1759-1762


Plan of the ground storey of a house with a nine-bay central block, with the central five bays projecting on the principal front, and the central three bays projecting on the garden front, flanked by three-bay links containing semicircular courts, and single-bay pavilions


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


Ground Story of Gawthorpe House the Seat of Edwin Lascelles Esqr afterwards Lord Harewood (all in the hand of William Adam) / Laundry / Washing House / Bed room / Stewards Room / Lower Hall / Butler's Room / Bed Room / Plate Room / Store Room / House Keepers Room / Waiting Room for People on business / Lobby / Second Table Room / Back Stairs / Great Stairs / Store Room / Stewards Dining Room / Passage / Baking Room / Scullery to Dairy / Evidence Room / Dairy / Latter Meat Room / Powdering Room / Wine Cellar / Wine Cellar / Small Beer Cellar / Servants Hall / Passage / Closet / Scullery / Larder / Kitchen and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1759-62
    date range: 1759-62

Medium and dimensions

Pen, red pen and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (928 x 573)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias, title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 16
Harris, 2001, p. 134
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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