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SM Adam volume 42/10


[4] Design for a neo-classical house (2nd scheme), 1771, unexecuted


Plan of the half-sunk basement story of a rectangular house, with five bays on the principal front with the central three bays slightly projecting; and with three bays on the sides, with the central bay projecting; and with seven bays on the garden front, with the central five bays projecting; and containing service rooms


bar scale of 1 2/5 inches to 10 feet


Plan of the Ground Story of a House / for Mr. Baron Mure at Caldwell (at Caldwell in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Door (in pencil) / Door (in pencil) / Laundry / Wash Hs & Laundry (in pencil) / Scullery to Kitchen (underwritten in pencil) / Passage / Back Stairs / Kitchen (underwritten in pencil) / Wet Larder (underwritten in pencil) / Dry Larder (underwritten in pencil) / Servants Hall (underwritten in pencil) / Place for Cleaning Shoes (underwritten in pencil) / Flower Garden (in pencil) / Drying Yard (in pencil) / Privy / Wash House (underwritten in pencil) / House keepers room (underwritten in pencil) / Area / Wine binns (underwritten in pencil) / Place for Empty bottles / Butlers Pantry (underwritten in pencil) / Closet / Closet / Area and some measurements given (verso) 5 / 4 / Mr Baron Mure's Plans

Signed and dated

  • 25/11/1771
    Novr. 25t. 1771.

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (539 x 359)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 5
Rowan, 1985, p. 94
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 123
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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