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Reference number

SM Adam volume 42/97


[11] Finished drawing for a second scheme for the house, 1765-74, unexecuted


Elevation of the garden front of a house with a two-and-a-half-storey, five-bay central block, with a hipped roof, and with a splayed staircase leading to a central door on the first storey, which is flanked by consoles. The central block is flanked by single-storey five-bay links, with niches in the first bay, and a door in the second bay, and beyond are one-and-a-half-storey, single-bay pavilions, with blind arches in the ground storey, half height windows in the upper register, and with pyramidal roofs. Under the fliers alternative links are shown, being one-and-a-half-storey, five-bay buildings, with flat roofs, and with single-storey projecting porches with pyramidal roofs and niches on the ground storey


bar sale of 7/8 inch to 1 foot


North Front of Fennells Place House and Offices

Signed and dated

  • 1765-1774
    date range: 1765-74

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (531 x 366 and fliers 173 x 63 and 163 x 63)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi


2 / 5 / 2 / 5


LVG surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 13
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 125
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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