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SM Adam volume 10/112


[2] Design showing a plan for central block for the first scheme, c1777, unexecuted


Plan of the principal (ground) storey of a house, with a nine- by three-bay rectangular central block, with projecting corner towers, a central three-bay canted bow on the principal front, connected to a segmental carriageway, and a central five-bay bow on the garden front, with curving external stairs, and behind which is a circular drawing room, and beyond a Greek cross-shaped hall on the principal front, flanked by reception rooms, a bed chamber, and a U-shaped staircase


to a scale


Hall / Dressing Room / Powdering Room / Closet / Closet / Bed Chamber / Dressing Room / Drawing Room / Eating Room / China Closet / Water Closet and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • c1777
    datable to c1777

Medium and dimensions

Pencil on laid paper (317 x 310)


Robert Adam


King, 2001, Volume II, pp. 164, 166
For a full list of literture references see scheme notes.



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