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SM Adam volume 41/22


[7] Design for the service offices, c1760-63, unexecuted


Plan, elevation and sections of a single-storey, five-bay building with a hipped roof, a central semicircular-arched entrance, with rooms for domestic services on the ground floor, and a half-sunk basement beneath the right-hand (west) end


bar scale of 1 8/10 inches to 10 feet


Elevation of the Brewhouse Office for Compton House in Warwickshire / the Seat of Lord Willoughby de Broke (in the hand of William Adam) / Extends 58 feet / Plan of the Brewhouse / Upper Back / Mash Tub / Section of Brew house / Bake house / Dairy / Scullery to Dairy / Bath / Dressing Room / Underback / Mash Tub / Brewhouse / Cooler / Tub / Cooler / Tub / Section of Brewhouse / Working Tub / Working tub / Cooler / Cooler and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1760-1763
    date range: 1760-63

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (602 x 494)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 7
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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