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image SM Adam volume 51/89

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SM Adam volume 51/89


[20] Design for the east gate on St Neot's Road (now the B645), executed with minor alterations, 1764


Elevation of a tripartite gateway, of four rusticated piers, with pyramidal tops. Between the central piers are ornamental, ironwork gates, and between each of the end piers is a wall punctuated by a door


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot


Another Design for Kimbolton Castle and dimensions given

Signed and dated

datable to 1764

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (494 x 776)


Adam office hand, possibly George Richardson, and title inscription in the hand of William Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 20
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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