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SM Adam volume 29/116


[4] Design for additions to the house, 1764, unexecuted


Plan of the ground storey of a small, H-shaped house, with additions to enlarge and regularise the building, with a seven-bay principal front, with the end two bays on either side projecting, and with a large staircase on either side, a kitchen, and a sub hall screened at one end, and with a flier showing an alternative arrangement for the left-hand staircase, with a corridor across one end


1 1/2 inches to 10 feet


The house of Lord Frederick Campbell in Scotland (in pencil) / Stairs / Passage / Stairs / Kitchen / and some measurements given verso) Ld F Campbell

Signed and dated

  • 1764
    Rt Adam 1764

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and pink wash on laid paper (398 x 260) (flier 102 x 153)


Adam office hand, possibly George Richardson


LVG and fleur de lis within crowned cartouche / IV


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 27
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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