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image SM Adam volume 30/145

Reference number

SM Adam volume 30/145

Purpose

[17] Design for an alternative gateway and lodge, unexecuted, c1764

Aspect

Plan and elevation of a crenellated building, with a one-storey, three-bay central block, containing a central bay articulated by engaged Doric columns, and containing a segmental carriage arch, flanked by bays containing rectangular leaded windows, behind which are the first rooms of two-room lodges, each containing a chimneypiece. The central block is flanked by three-storey, one-bay pavilions, with arched doors on the ground floor, half-height, leaded windows on the first floor, and pepper-pot turrets on the second floor. The pavilions contain the second room of each lodge, one of which is a circular dairy. The whole is flanked on either side by a one-storey, five-bay crenellated wall

Scale

bar scale of 1/16 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Design of a Gateway Porters Lodge &c. for His Grace The Duke of Manchester at Kimbolton / Plan of a Gateway / Porters Bed room / Porters room / Scullery to Dairy / Dairy and dimensions given

Signed and dated

datable to c1764

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (523 x 379)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly George Richardson

Watermark

LVG and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 20
Beard, 1978, pp. 45-46
King, 2001, Volume II, pp. 220, 245
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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Drawing

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