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Finished drawings for a dog kennel, 1765, unexecuted (2)


These designs for dog kennels were not executed at Moor Park, but according to the inscription on Adam volume 32/47, this design was intended for Aske Hall, Yorkshire, another of Dundas's properties. This, however, cannot be confirmed, and no dog kennels to this design were executed at Aske.

Adam's designs for a dog kennel are not included in his surviving bill for drawings for Moor Park, but there is a design for a duckery, at a cost of £12.12s, although this was not executed either.



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