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Reference number

Adam volume 51/91


[19] Design for gateway to Saltram Park, c1773, as executed with alterations


Elevation of a tripartite gateway, as in Adam volume 10/104, except the frieze on the arch is fluted, the cornice is less projecting and the medallions are enclosed rosettes


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


Elevation of the Gateway and Lodges at Saltram / John Parker Esqr (in the hand of William Adam) and a measurement given

Signed and dated

  • c1773
    datable to c1773

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (585 x 450)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 27
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 353
For full literature references see scheme notes



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