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SM Adam volume 51/66


[32] Design for a gateway for the New Road entrance, 1781-2, unexecuted


Above- Elevation of a five-bay gateway, with a central bay forming a two-storey, balustraded, triumphal arch, articulated alternatively by Corinthian and Doric columns. The central arched gate is formed with ornate ironwork, there is a fluted string course, with a frieze of fluted triglyphs and rosette metopes above. This is flanked by single-storey, single-bay links, with a central ironwork entrance set behind a Doric screen, flanked by figurative ovals. The capitals contain ox masks and there is a fluted frieze. The link bay is surmounted by a lantern. The gateway terminates in single-storey, single-bay pavilions, with hipped roofs surmounted by chimneys. The pavilions contain three-quarter-height windows, set within a relieving arch. The boundary wall is shown beyond. Below- Plan of a five-bay gateway, with a central entrance, and further entrances within the second and fourth bays, which are set behind columnar screens. Access to the single-bay pavilions is through the columnar screens. Beyond the pavilion buildings there are courtyards, formed along the boundary wall, and containing latrines


bar scale of 2 inches to 10 feet


Design of a Gateway for The Right Hon.ble Richard Rigby

Signed and dated

  • August 1781 - March 1782
    Adelphi / August 1781 / not [_ _ _ _ _ _] [_ _ _ _] March 1782

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (652 x 499)


Office hand, possibly Robert Morison


Mr. Rigby / Bridge & Gateway




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index, p. 22
King, 2001, Volume II, pp. 183, 210, 222
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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