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Adam volume 46/171


[29] Record drawing for a cottage for Saltram Park, 1782, probably unexecuted


Elevation and plan of a one-storey three-bay rectangular cottage, containing four rooms and with a thatched roof. The projecting central bay is stone, with a pediment, an arch over the door, and flanking stone buttresses


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


Cottage in the Castle Stye for John Parker Esqr / .Saltram?) (in pencil in a modern curatorial hand)

Signed and dated

  • June 1782
    Adelphi 22 June 1782 (in pencil)

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil within a single ruled border on laid paper (287 x 440)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam, with additional inscription in a modern curatorial hand


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 27
King, 2001 Volume II, p. 252, 259
For full literature references see scheme notes.



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