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SM Adam volume 44/15


[1] Design for a house, 1770, as executed


Plan of the ground (basement) storey of a four- by seven-bay end of terrace house, with a small court on one side, and an sunk area at the front, and containing service rooms, and with a pencil-drawn wing on the rear right-hand corner


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


Plan of the Ground Story of a house for / the Earl of Buckinghamshire St James's Square (of a house for / the Earl of Buckinghamshire St James's Square in the hand of William Adam and partly underwritten in pencil) / Scullery / Kitchen / Court / passage / passage / Housekeepers Store Room / Passage / Housekeepers Room / Wine Binns / passage / Wash House / Pantry / Servants Hall and some measurements given (verso) 2 / 2 / [illegible scratched out word] of Plans of Mr Hobarts House from Executing [cropped]

Signed and dated

  • 1770
    datable to 1770

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (553 x 794)


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




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 49
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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