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SM Adam volume 45/31


[3] Design for domestic offices, c1770-73, unexecuted


Plan of a three-bay granary, flanked by links which are one bay wide on one side, and two bays wide on the other side, and three-bay pavilions, one of which contains a hay loft, and the other contains servants' bed rooms


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


One pr Stairs Story of the Court of Offices's for / John Stewart Esqr at Mitcham Surry (for / John Stewart Esqr at Mitcham Surry in the hand of William Adam) / Hay Loft / Stairs / Servants Room / Granary / Stairs / Seed Room / Passage / Servants Room / Servants Room and dimensions given (verso) Number 8 / Mr Stewart's Offices at Mitcham / 5

Signed and dated

  • c1770-73
    date range: c1770-73

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (530 x 361)


Adam office hand, with additions to title inscription in the hand of William Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 23
King, 1992, Volume I, p. 386, Volume II, p. 223
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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