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  • image SM Adam volume 38/28

Reference number

SM Adam volume 38/28


[2] Record drawing showing a plan for the first scheme for additions to the building, unexecuted


Plan as Adam volume 38/22


bar scale of 3/5 inch to 10 feet


First Design of Additional Buildings & Outside Wall for the / King's Bench Prison (all in the hand of William Adam) / First Design of Additional Buildings and Outside Wall for the King’s Bench Prison (affixed on a small separate sheet of paper) / (verso) 10 (in pencil) / Number 10 (in red pen) / 2d / [cropped]gs Bench Prison

Signed and dated

  • 08/04/1773
    Adelphi 8th April 1773.

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (889 x 509)


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




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 41
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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