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SM Adam volume 46/174


[15] Design showing an elevation of the principal front, 1773, unexecuted


Elevation of a rustic, five-bay cottage, with leaded windows, and the central door and flanking windows are set behind a primitive tetrastyle portico of rough-hewn logs, supporting a pediment, with an oculus in the tympanum, and this a pitched thatched roof, and a central three-bay drum and conical roof


bar scale of 2 1/4 inches to 10 feet


Design of a Cottage or Porters Lodge For / the Seat of / His Grace The Duke of Roxburgh. / at Floors Castle upon the Road to Edinr. To the Gateway at Flowers(?) near Kelso

Signed and dated

  • 26/02/1773
    Febry 26th. 1773

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil within a single ruled border on laid paper (483 x 309)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 13
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 257
For a full list of literature references see scheme note



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