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  • image SM Adam volume 37/20

Reference number

SM Adam volume 37/20


[7] Design showing a plan of the ground storey, 1772-73, unexecuted


Plan of the principal (ground) storey of a house as Adam volume 37/19, but with U-shaped wings shown to either side, with stables in the left-hand court, and a kitchen in the right-hand court


bar scale of 3/4 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the Principal Story of Fleurs Castle for his Grace The Duke of Roxburgh (for his Grace The Duke of Roxburgh in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Coach House / Stables for hack Horses / Stable / Stable / Passage / Stable / Stable / Passage / Stable for Saddle Horses / Coach House / Court / Court / Gardeners Room / Green House / Water Closet / Lobby / Water Closet / Passage / Bed Chamber / Anti Room / Closet / Drawing Room / Hall / Passage / Water Closet / Lobby / Water Closet / Passage / Skittle Room / Passage / Scullery / Kitchen / Scullery / Bake House / Brew House / Gyle House / Court / Slaughter House / Staircase and some measurements given in pen and pencil (verso) 4 / 4 / 4 (in pencil) / [cropped]leurs Castle / [cropped] Design / Duke of Roxburgh (in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • 1772
    Adelphi / 24th October 1772

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (1024 x 604)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonom, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam


D&CBLAUW IV and XD&CB within a cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 13
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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