Basic Site Details

Name: House, Great Russell Street
Town, district or village: Bloomsbury
City or county: London
Country: England
Status: Demolished
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Notes: Adam is stated to have designed the library for Topham Beauclerk in the report of its demolition in 'The World'.

No drawings survive but in 1770 Beauclerk had employed Adam to make designs for an observatory on Muswell Hill.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Library  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Great Russell Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21779 Build/constructionLibrary
Item 2 of 21788 Destruction/demolition 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1Robert AdamArchitectA1779 Library


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Beauclerk, Topham 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Bolton, A T1922The Architecture of Robert and James Adam 1758-1794  Appendix, 23
Item 2 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 3Walpole, Horace Letters  Letter to Lady Montague 14 November 1779.

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1The World21 March 1788