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SM Adam volume 37/30


[17] Design showing a gateway and lodges, 1775, unexecuted


Plan and elevation of a gateway and porter's lodge, with a central double wooden gate, ornamented with studding and finials, flanked by two-storey, single-bay circular towers, with slit and cross windows, and surmounted by pepper-pot turrets, and beyond are single-storey, single-bay crenellated link walls each containing a door surmounted by a moulding, and to the right-hand side is the edge of the wing to the house, which was to contain a room serving as a lodge, and to the other side is a wooden fencing running into the ha ha beyond


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


Design of a Gateway and Porter's Lodge For His Grace The Duke of Roxburghe / at Fleurs Castle (verso) Earl of Roxburgh and some measurements given in pencil

Signed and dated

  • 1775
    datable to 1775

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil within a single ruled border on laid paper (606 x 487)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert 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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