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SM Adam volume 29/27


[4] Finished drawing showing a plan of the half sunk basement for the first scheme, c1777, unexecuted


Plan of the ground (half sunk) storey of a house, with a rectangular central block, with a central two-bay canted bow in the principal front, and a central three-bay bow in the garden front, and with single-bay, slightly projecting square towers at the corners, and connected to the front two towers are single-bay links, and wings with canted ends to front and rear, although the right-hand wing is shown only in outline (possibly only foundations at this level), and the house contains service rooms


bar scale of 1 ¼ inches to 10 feet


A (in pencil) / Plan of the Ground Storey. of Oaks Castle one of the Seats / of the Earl of Derby (of Oaks Castle one of the Seats / of the Earl of Derby in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Wine in Casks / Wine binns / Beer Cellar / Passage / Still room / Housekeepers room / Store room / Valets room / Servants Hall / Stewards room / Writing room / Butlers Pantry / Plate room / Wine binns and some measurements given (verso) 3

Signed and dated

  • c1777
    datable to c1777

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (644 x 491)


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




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 24
Rowan, 1985, p. 102
Rowan, October 1985, p. 678
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 164
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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