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Reference number

SM Adam volume 33/57


[10] Design for a five-block house, 1767, unexecuted


Alternative plan of the principal (first) storey of a house as Adam volume 33/56, but the left-hand wing is not enclosed, and the house contains service, domestic and reception rooms


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the Principal Story of Lowther Hall / No. 7 / Sir James has a fair / Copy of this / Room for Spices / Cooks room / 2d Cooks room / Confectioners Room / Maids Room / Servants Room / Kitchen Continued / Servants Room / Servts Room / Maids Room / Maids Room / Laundry Maid's Room / Library / Anti Room / Bed Chamber / Anti Room / Cabinet / Dressing Room / Anti Room / Bed Chamber / Anti Room / Saloon / Anti Room / Great Drawing Room / 2d. Drawing room / China Closet / 3d Drawing Room / Anti Room / Private Dining Room / Breakfasting room / Room for Miniature Pictures / Great Dining Room / Anti Room / Chaple / Anti Room / Bed Chamber / Anti Room / Dressing Room / Anti Room / Cabinet / Bed Chamber / Picture Gallery / Servts Room / Powdering Room / Dressing Room / Bed Chamber / Water Closet / 2d Anti Room / Anti Room / 2d Anti room / Bed Chamber / Water Closet / Dressing Room / Powdering Room / Servts Room and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1767
    Novr 26t. 1767

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (947 x 602)


Adam office hand, possibly James Adam


D&CBLAUW and XD&CB within a cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 21
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 163
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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