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SM Adam volume 36/25


[2] Design for the first scheme for the building, 1766, unexecuted


Elevation of a two-and-a-half-storey building, with a hipped roof, with eleven bays in the rusticated ground storey, with the second, fourth to eighth, and tenth bays containing a relieving arch, and with seven bays on the first storey, with the bays articulated by engaged columns or pilasters, with Venetian windows within relieving arches, and with half height and oculus windows above the first-storey windows in the second to sixth bays


bar scale of 2 inches to 10 feet


3d Design for a Town hall & Council Court for Appleby in Westmorland (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) and some measurements given (verso) County Court Town Hall and Gaol for Appleby for Lord Lonsdale

Signed and dated

  • datable to 1766

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (612 x 517)


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


LVG surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche and JVILLEDARY


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 31
Harris, 1971, p. 4
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 53
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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