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SM Adam volume 29/94


[3] Design showing a detail of the principal front of the first scheme for the house, 1775, unexecuted


Elevation of the principal front of the house, showing a two-storey principal block on the slope of a hill, so that only the left-hand half of the house is visible on the ground storey, with a three-bay canted projecting portion at the left-hand end, with pointed arched windows, and a conical roof, and beside this there is a door on the ground storey, and above are five bays of arched windows, and on the right-hand side is a single-storey, single-bay, pedimented and domed pavilion, and beyond is a three-bay colonnaded link, terminating in a fourth bay containing an urn filled niche, and these bays are surmounted by a hipped roof, and behind is a two-storey, three-bay crenellated tower, with slit windows, and to the right-hand side of the house is a crenellated and colonnaded link connecting the conservatory


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


South Front of part of the House and Offices at Shaw Park / The Seat of Lord Cathcart (on small affixed sheet) (verso) 3

Signed and dated

  • 22/05/1775
    Adelphi 22 May 17[cropped but datable to 1775]

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil within a single ruled border on laid paper (468 x 228)


Adam office hand, either Joseph Bonomi or Robert Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 29
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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