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Reference number

SM Adam volume 37/29

Purpose

[18] Design showing a gateway and lodges, 1775, unexecuted

Aspect

Plan and elevation of an entrance gate and porter's lodge, with a central double wooden gate, ornamented with studding and finials, flanked by single-storey, single-bay towers, and single-storey, single-bay crenellated link walls containing doors, and beyond, on the edge of a prominence, are single-storey, three-bay crenellated circular towers, with conical roofs, and containing porters' lodges, and beyond are wooden fences, terminated by pedestals surmounted by sculpted sphinxes (verso) pencil-drawn unfinished plan and elevation as recto

Scale

bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Design of the Gateways proposed at the East and West Ends of the Wings of the North Front of Fleurs Castle / One of the Seats of the Duke of Roxburghe / Ha Ha Wall / Plan of the Gateway / Part of the Wing to serve as a Porters Lodge (verso) 6 (in pencil) / Number 6 (in brown pen) / Earl of Roxburgh Gateway

Signed and dated

Adelphi 8th. Septemr. 1775

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (490 x 498)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 13
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 244
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes

Level

Drawing

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