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image SM Adam volume 51/47

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SM Adam volume 51/47


[11] Finished drawing for a gate and lodges on Batchworth Heath, 1763, executed with minor alterations


Plan and elevation of an arched gateway, articulated by engaged Doric columns, and surmounted by a Doric frieze, and a small attic, and the gate is flanked by single-bay link walls containing doors, and single-storey, single-bay pyramidal pavilions, with a fluted frieze, and each pavilion has a chimney stack


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


A Design of a Gateway for Sr Lawrence Dundas Bart at Moor Park and some measurements give

Signed and dated

  • 1763
    Robt Adam Archt and datable to 1763

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (490 x 338)


Adam office hand, possibly George Richardson


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 23
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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