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SM Adam volume 29/59


[6] Alternative design for an entrance lodge and gateway, c1782, unexecuted


Above- Elevation of a gateway with a central, castellated, two-storey block surmounted by a pitched roof bearing a cross, and this is flanked by turrets containing slit windows and supporting conical roofs. The central block contains a carriage arch, with a segmental moulded lintel above. The piers contain cross-shaped windows, and there are slit windows set within the spandrels. Above the arch is a trio of small lancet windows, with semi-circular moulded lintels set above. Within the tympanum of the central block there is a lancet window set within a relieving arch. The central block is flanked by one-and-a-half-storey link blocks, with entrances at the ground-storey level surmounted by moulded lintels. In the upper register there are cross-shaped windows. The gateway terminates in castellated, one-and-a-half-storey, three-bay pavilions with pitched roofs surmounted by turrets with slit windows and conical roofs. At the ground-storey level there are lancet windows, with lintels set above. In the upper register and tympanums there are miniature semi-circular-headed windows Below- Plan of a gateway, with a central block containing a carriage arch, flanked by oval staircases. Beyond the central block there are link bays containing entrances, and these connect to three-by-one-bay pavilions containing rectangular rooms with fireplaces


bar scale of 1 1/2 inches to 10 feet


A Second Gateway for Banner Castle- (in the hand of William Adam / 57 (pencil) and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c1782

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (429 x 483)


Office hand, possibly Robert Morison, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 3
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 243, pl. 242
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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