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SM Adam volume 36/21


[5] Design for the second scheme for the building, 1767, unexecuted


Elevation of a two-and-a-half-storey, seven-bay building, with a hipped roof, a rusticated basement, and the central three bays slightly projecting, with relieving arches over the window and door on the ground floor, and supporting a portico of Ionic columns, surmounted by a portico


bar scale of 1 3/5 inch to 1 foot


Front of a New Design of a County Court Town Hall &c. for Appleby in the County of Westmoreland (verso) No 1 / Town hall and Gaol for Appleby for Lord Lonsdale

Signed and dated

  • 1767
    datable to 1767

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (446 x 260)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton


LVG surmounted by cartouche surmounted by fleur de lis


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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