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SM Adam volume 37/13


[1] Design showing a plan of the half-sunk basement, 1772, unexecuted


Plan of the half-sunk basement storey of a house, with a rectangular central block, thirteen bays across the principal front, nine bays across the garden front, and five bays deep, and with a single-bay square attached pavilion on each corner, and with spiral back stairs on one side of the rear pavilions, and projections to front and rear for external staircases, and the principal front is flanked by six-bay, L-shaped links, and eight-by nine-bay U-shaped wings, with service rooms and cellars in the central block, stables in the left-hand wing, and a kitchen in the right-hand wing


bar scale of 4/5 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the Ground Story of Floors Castle / for His Grace the Duke of Roxburgh (in the hand of William Adam) / Coach House / Hack Horse Stable / Stable / Stable / Stable / Stable / Stable for Saddle Horses / Coach House / Passage / Room for Brushes / Stewards Room / Small Beer Cellar / Cellar / Larder / Passage / Pantry / Dairy / Servants Hall / Passage / Cellar / Cellar / Cellar / Cellar / Room for Bottles / Porters Lodge / Passage / A Court of Coal Yard / Slaughter House / Scullery / Kitchen Scullery / Bake House / Brew House / Gyle House and some measurements given (verso) 2

Signed and dated

  • 1772
    datable to 1772

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (971 x 597)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonom, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam


D&CBLAUW and XD&CB within a cartouche


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



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