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SM Adam volume 37/61


[1] Design for a gateway, 9 June 1777, unexecuted


Plan and elevation of a castellated gateway between two one-storey turrets, flanked on either side by a wall, and to the left a large three-storey, five-bay, castellated lodge with a hipped roof and turret end bays. There is a pencil-drawn isometric projection of this lodge in the top right-hand corner of the sheet


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot


Gateway for the Earl of Oxford (in a later hand) / Lord Oxford / Copy of C

Signed and dated

  • June 1777
    Adelphi / June 9t 1777

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (493 x 363)


Adam office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi, title inscriptions in the hand of William Adam


GR and a fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 4
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 243
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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