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SM Adam volume 38/37


[8] Design for the third scheme for the building, 1767-68, unexecuted


Plan of a building with a nine-bay principal front, with a central three-bay bowed portico in front of a tripartite entrance. The garden front is nine bays with the central seven bays projecting, and the side fronts are five bays, with a central tripartite window flanked by three niches to either side. The building contains courts, a county room, jury rooms, and a central hall


bar scale of 1 4/5 inches to 10 feet


Plan of a County Hall for the Town of Hertford / Petty Jury Room / County Room / Grand Jury Room / Water Closet / Retiring Room / Anti Room / Retiring Room / Water Closet / Nisi Prius Court / Stairs / Portico / Stairs / Hall / Portico / Crown Court / Passage & Gallery over it / Passage & Gallery over it / A / B / B / E / Table / D / H / I / I / H / G / / F / K / L / K / and measurements given (all underwritten in pencil) / A Judges Seat / B Seat for the Justices / C Seat for the Council / D Sheriffs Seat / E Under Sheriffs Seat / F Seat for the Grand Jury / G Seat for the Petty Jury / H Seat for the Cryer / I Seats for the Witnesses / K Seats for the Jaylor & other / Offices / L Prisoners Bar

Signed and dated

  • 1767-68
    date range: 1767-68

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (587 x 496)


James Adam


XD&CB within a cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 17
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 56
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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