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SM Adam volume 37/74


[11] Finished drawings for a castle-style house (3rd scheme), 1773, executed with minor alterations


Plan of a half-sunk basement of a rectangular house. With five bays on the principal front, and the central three bays projecting; and with the foundations of a central tapering external staircase. With seven bays on the garden front, and the central five bays projecting. With three bays on the sides, and the central bay projecting and containing a tripartite window. Containing service rooms


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


Plan of the Ground Story / of a house for Mr Baron Mure at Caldwell in Scotland (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Larder / Porters Room / Passage / Kitchen / Butlers Pantry / Butlers Bed Room / Back Stairs / Scullery / Wine Binns / Servants Hall / Wine Cellar / Small Beer Cellar / Passage / Valets Room / Man Servants Bed Room / Maids Bed Room / Housekeepers Room / Housekeepers Pantry and measurements given (verso) 5

Signed and dated

  • 08/05/1773
    Adelphi May 8t. 1773.

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (644 x 476)


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


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 5
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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