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SM Adam volume 37/17


[11] Design showing an elevation of the principal (north) front, 1772-73, unexecuted


Elevation of the north (principal) front of a crenellated house, with a three-and-a-half-storey, thirteen-bay central block, with the central five and end bays slightly projecting, and rising into an additional attic storey, with bartizan pepper-pot turrets on the end bays, and with a central curving external staircase, leading to a central entrance, flanked by windows, which are slightly recessed from the projecting bays to either side, and the central block is flanked by one-and-a-half-storey, two-bay links, with arched entrances flanked by slit windows, and beyond are two-storey eleven-bay wings, with the central three and end bays projecting, and rising into an additional attic storey, and the far side end bay is composed of a circular tower, and with the left-hand link and wing drawn in pencil, and a pencil-drawn section above


bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet


2d Design (in the hand of William Adam) / North front of Floors Castle for his Grace the Duke of Roxburgh (for his Grace the Duke of Roxburgh in the hand of William Adam) (verso) Duke of Roxburgh / 1 / Duke of Roxburgh

Signed and dated

  • 24/10/1772
    Adelphi / 24th October 1772

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (1517 x 498)


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




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



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