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12-13 (SM volume 38) Lodge houses for Mr Brand

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12-13 (SM volume 38) Lodge houses for Mr Brand

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The plan shows the porter's lodge as a single octagon within a square, 12 feet in diameter. In the four corners are two cupboards, an alcove and a stair. The adjoining wash-house is tactfully screened by a hedge. Square gate piers with pyramidal caps and balls, railings and a double gate, 11 feet wide, link the two lodges. The Keeper's lodge has the same plan but is a third smaller. The two-storey elevation is composed of a simple, open-bed pediment with a small lunette (changed from a circular window), over a semicircular blind arch.

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