The Architecture of Robert Adam (1728-1792)

The Castle Style

Some Designs by Robert Adam in the Castle Style



The Sublime, Picturesque and Beautiful in C18th Thought




Imaginary Castle 1

Castles of the Imagination

Imaginary Castle 2

Mellerstain - Annotated later South elevation

Mellerstain House

Mellerstain - North (Entrance) Elevation

Auchincruive Tea House - View from South

Auchincruive Tea House

Battlement -parapet

Culzean West Elevation

Culzean Castle

View of Castle from SE

Dalquharran Castle South Elevation

Dalquharran Castle

Dalquharran Castle - View From West Approach

Seton Castle Ground Floor Plan

Seton Castle

Seton Castle - South Front

Seton Castle Ground Floor Plan

Airthrie Castle

Seton Castle Ground Floor Plan

Bridewell Castle Style Design 1

Edinburgh Bridewell

Bridewell Castle Style v 2

Holyrood Gates

 Holyrood Gates and a Fortified Bridge

Castle Style Fortified Bridge

Lion Bridge Alnwick

A Fortified Bridge at Alnwick

Castle Style Fortified Bridge at Alnwick

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Robert Adam's Designs in the Castle Style

 The Sublime, Picturesque and Beautiful in C18th Thought





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