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SM Adam volume 51/93


[16] Preliminary design showing a gateway and lodges, 1775, unexecuted


Rough elevation of a wooden gate, surmounted by finials, and flanked by single-bay crenellated towers, with slit and cross-shaped windows, surmounted by conical pepper-pot turrets, and these are flanked by crenellated single-storey, single-bay wings, each containing a door surmounted by a moulding, and flanked by slit windows, and set within a landscape


to a rough scale


Duke of Roxburgh's Gateway (in the hand of William Adam) (verso) Number 24 / Duke of Roxburgh

Signed and dated

  • 1775
    datable to 1775

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (382 x 502)


Robert Adam, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 13
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 244
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes



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