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SM Adam volume 33/50


[6] Design for a house, 1767, unexecuted


Elevation of the principal front of a house with a three-storey, nineteen-bay central block, with a hipped roof, and with the central three bays slightly projecting, and behind a portico, supporting a pediment, and with a door in the central bay on the first storey, accessed by straight external stairs, and the three end bays are also slightly projecting with a central Venetian window within a relieving arch on the first storey. The central block is flanked by two-storey, seven-bay balustraded quadrant links, with arched windows within relieving arches on the ground storey, and with windows alternating with niches on the first storey, and beyond the links are two-and-a-half-storey, five-bay pavilions, with the central three bays slightly projecting, and supporting a pediment, and the ground storey of the entire house is rusticated


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Lowther Hall the Seat of Sir James Lowther Baronet (the Seat of Sir James Lowther Baronet in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / No. 4 / Sir James has a fair / Copy of this (No 1 / [cropped] Lord Lonsdale / 5 Elevations & 5 Ground Plans of a Castle & Modern House

Signed and dated

  • 1767
    Sepr 9t. 1767

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (1222 x 510)


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


D&CBLAUW and XD&CB within a cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 21
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 131
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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