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Reference number

SM Adam volume 37/77


[14] Design for a castle-style house (3rd scheme), 1773, executed with minor alterations


Plan of the second storey of a house as Adam volume 37/74, but without the external stairs; and containing bedrooms; and with skylights above a longitudinal corridor


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


Plan of the Two pair Story. of a house / for Mr Baron Mure at Caldwall (of a house / for Mr Baron Mure at Caldwall in the hand of William Adam) / Water Closet / Water Closet / Bed Chamber / Passage / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Back Stairs / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Servants Bed Room / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Water Closet / Water Closet and measurements given in pen and pencil (verso) 8 / Number 16 (in brown pen) / Mr Baron Mure / (and in pencil) 16 / All / Mr Baron Mure / Mr Baron Mure

Signed and dated

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

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (649 x 492)


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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