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Plan of Cumberland Fort at Aberdeen. Reproduction

Collection: School of Architecture Collection - 2000
Object Type: Architectural Drawing
Artist/Maker: Adam, William
Date: 1746
Media/Materials: paper
Dimensions: overall: 42.5 cm x 30 cm
Classification: Architecture


Plan of Cumberland Fort at Aberdeen built 1746. Work shows ground plan as well as profile to the works. This was a William Adam-designed building completed in 1732, and lay empty until funds were sufficient to complete it as a hospital. During the Jacobite Rising, in 1746 the buildings were commandeered by Hanoverian troops and named Fort Cumberland. Item is a black and white copy from the map collection at the National Library of Scotland. Date given is for the original, not the reproduction.

Object Number: ABDRG2010.266.1

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