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SM Adam volume 32/36


[21] Design for stable offices, c1774-77, unexecuted


Elevation of the principal front of a one-and-a-half-storey, eleven-bay building, with a hipped roof, with the central five bays slightly projecting, and containing a arcade with Diocletian windows in the top of each arch, and this is flanked by three end bays with half-height windows in the upper register


bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 10 feet


Plan of Stable Offices, Brewhouse &c. for Mamhead The Seat of Lord Viscount Lisburne (inscribed on a small separate sheet affixed to the drawing in the hand of William Adam) / Stable / Gyle House / Brew House / Scullery to Brewhouse / Stables / Stable Court / Harness & Sadle room / Staircase / Coach House / Coach House / Gateway / Coach House / Coach House / Room for boiling Water &c / A / B and measurements given (verso) This to be placed Tenth Ninth (in red pen)

Signed and dated

  • 1774-77
    date range: 1774-77

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (541 x 280)


Adam office hand


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 22
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 222
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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