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SM 62/8/25


[17] Design for a lodge and gate piers


Plans and elevations of lodge and piers with (feint pencil) sketch elevation of piers and details of scroll


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


Earl Poulett Hinton St George, Plan of the Ground Floor, Plan of the One Pair Floor, rooms labelled: Pay Office, Porter, Closet and Paved Floor (twice), noted: Walls already built, * NB One of these doors to be stopped / up when the Rooms are finished, Joists 9 by 3, Ground Joists 5 by 3 each, Center of Road, These Piers are to be of Ham Hill Stone / & all the Walls are to be built with Bricks, Profiles 3 ft, and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 11/08/1796
    J.Soane Archt Aug: 11 1796

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, added brown pen and pencil on laid secretary paper with four folds (327 x 409)


Thomas Jeans (c.1775-1866), pupil August 1792-March 1793 and Soane (the notes)


Britannia with lance, shield and olive branch within crowned circle


The lodge was partly used as a 'Pay Office' presumably for the outdoor staff of the estate. The lodge is little more than a box and the note - 'Walls already built' suggests that Soane was completing something already begun. The piers were to be built from the local Ham Hill limestone finished off by Soane's characteristic detail of four small pediments with antefixae at the corners.



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