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SM Adam volume 36/19


[7] Design for the third scheme for the building, c1767, unexecuted


Elevation of a two-storey, three-bay building, with a hipped roof, a rusticated ground storey, and the bays on the first storey are articulated by lotus leaf capital pilasters, and contain Venetian windows within relieving arches, and to the left-hand side of the façade is a one-storey wall containing an arched doorway


1 inch to 10 feet


Principal Front of a New Design for a County Court, Town Hall and Goal for Appleby and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • datable to c1767

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (476 x 260)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton


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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