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SM Adam volume 42/9


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


Longitudinal section through a house as Adam volumes 42/7-8, 10-13, but showing five storeys, being composed of a subterranean basement, three storeys above ground, and rooms in the roof space. With a hipped roof, and a projecting bay to either side


bar scale of 1 2/5 inches to 10 feet


Section through Mr. Mure's House at Caldwell and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 25/11/1771
    Novr. 25th. 1771.

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (496 x 339)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton


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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