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SM Adam volume 41/34


[5] Finished drawing for stables, c1764, unexecuted


Plan of the first floor and elevation of a one-and-a-half-storey, eleven-bay stable block, with carriage arches in the middle and end bays, with a Diocletian window at the top of the central arch, surmounted by a pediment with a central oculus, and surmounted by three acroteria carrying urns. The end bays contain servants' bedrooms in the upper register, each surmounted by a small lantern


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Lord Panmure and some rough pencil calculations

Signed and dated

  • c1764
    datable to c1764

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash on laid paper (452 x 289)


Adam office hand, possibly George Richardson


Number Ten (in red pen)


LVG surmounted by a cartouche surmounted by a fleur de lis


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 26
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 224
Adam, 2011, p. 32
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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