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Adam volume 40/27


[41] Finished drawing for an alternative stables, 1763, unexecuted


Elevations for the exterior and interior fronts of a hexadecagon-shaped stable court. The exterior façade has a three-bay central block, with blind arches and a hipped roof, flanked on either side by three-bay links with pitched roofs, one-bay carriage arches with pitched roofs, further three-bay links, and the side elevation of the side ranges. The interior façade has the same three-bay central block, but with open carriage entrances surmounted by Diocletian windows; the links are colonnaded, and the side ranges are shown in section


1/8 inch to 1 foot


Coach House & Stables at Kiddleston for Lord Scarsdale and some measurements given (verso) 2 / This to be placed Tenth

Medium and dimensions

Pen, wash and coloured washes of pink and yellow ochre on laid paper (605 x 494)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias or Robert Nasmith, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 19
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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