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SM Adam volume 42/59


[1] Design showing a plan for alterations to the house, c1772-74, unexecuted


Plan of a seven-bay house, built on a wedge-shaped plot, widening towards the right-hand side, and with a central three-bay portico on the principal front, and a central three-bay canted bow on the right-hand side, and with a five-bay domestic wing to the left-hand side, which is colonnaded with paired columns across the central three bays, with a projecting link leading from the principal front to the entrance gate, and with a domestic court on the left-hand side of the house, and with an additional three-bay wing at the rear, and on the far left-hand side of the court is another five-bay building, and there are various additional pencil-drawn plans showing further blocks


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Plan of a house for Mr Garrick at Hampton (in the hand of William Adam) / passage / Servants hall / passage / House keepers Room / passage / passage / Dairy (in pencil) and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1774-75
    datable to 1774-75

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and pink wash within a double ruled border on laid paper (585 x 469)


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


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 16
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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