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SM Adam volume 30/143


[19] Design for a gateway for the west gate on Kimbolton High Street, 1764, executed with minor alterations


Plan and elevation of an enfilade of four rooms either side of a central carriage arch. This is a single-storey, balustraded building, with a three-bay central block articulated by engaged Doric columns and pilasters, with a Doric frieze, and windows ornamented with quoins. The central block is flanked on either side by a three-bay link articulated by Doric pilasters, and each bay contains a rectangular window within a relieving arch, and one-bay rusticated pavilions, articulated by Doric pilasters, containing a rectangular window surmounted by a Diocletian window within a relieving arch, with a Doric frieze, and surmounted by an octagonal lantern


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


Gateway for Kimbolton Castle / for his Grace the Duke of Manchester his Grace the Duke of Manchester (in pencil) / Execited with a few variations (in pencil in a modern curatorial hand) / Dairy / Scullery to Dairy / Porters Bed Room / Porters Lodge / Dining Hall for Tenants / Stewards Writing Room and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1764
    datable to 1764

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash on laid paper (490 x 651)


Adam office hand, possibly George Richardson


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 20
Beard, 1978, pp. 45-46
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 341
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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