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image SM Adam volume 51/46

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SM Adam volume 51/46


[10] Finished drawing for a gate and lodges on Batchworth Heath, 1763


Plan and elevation of an arched gateway, with pencil-drawn doors, articulated by engaged fluted Doric columns, and surmounted by a Doric frieze, and an attic containing an inscription panel. The gate is flanked by short link walls, and single-storey, single-bay pyramidal-roofed pavilions with fluted friezes, and windows ornamented with fret along the sill


bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot


Design of a Gateway & Porters Lodge for Moore Park in Hertfordshire / One of The Seats of Sir Lawrence Dundas Baronet / Plan of the Gateway & Lodges / (and on the inscription panel) This Gate was Erected by Sir / Laurence Dundas Bart. 1763. and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1763
    Robt Adam Architect 1763

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (371 x 502)


Adam office hand, possibly George Richardson






Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 23
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 223
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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