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  • image SM Adam volume 40/64

Reference number

SM Adam volume 40/64


[3] Design for a new house, 1770, unexecuted


Plan of the second storey of the central block of a house as Adam volume 40/62, but without the external staircase on the principal front, and with a three-bay rather than two-bay bow in the left-hand side front, although the central window of this bow is blind, and the storey contains bedrooms, dressing rooms, and a ladies' drawing room


bar scale of 3/5 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the Bed Chamber Story of Winnstay House / for Sir Watkin Williams Wynn (of Winnstay House / for Sir Watkin Williams Wynn in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Powdering Room / Water Closet / Bed Chamber / Water closet / Dressing Room / Dressing room / Water Closet / Bed Chamber / Powdering room / Water Closet / Dressing room / Bed Chamber / Lobby / Dressing room / Bed Chamber / Ladys Drawing Room / Anti room / Dressing room / Bed Chamber / Dressing room / Bed Chamber / Passage / Dressing room / Bed Chamber / Closet / Bed Chamber / Closet / Servants room / Water Closet / Servants room / Water Closet / Passage / Bed Chamber / Dressing room / Dressing room / Bed Chamber and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1770
    datable to 1770

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (400 x 299)


Adam office hand, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 32
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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