Designs for an entrance gateway and lodges, c1786, possibly executed (3)
King considers evidence for the execution of lodge houses and entrance gates to the north and east of Brasted Place. SM Adam volume 51/51, a design for the north lodge, survives and forming part of an entrance way, with central carriage gates and side gates. King notes that a lodge house survives on the site, complete with a tripartite bow window, alongside quadrant walls with niches, and two gate piers. However King indicates inconsistencies in the executed design, the lodge is a little deeper in form, although it may have been extended at a later date. The construction of the surviving lodge is unusual, as it utilises a mixture of stone and brick in a manner King describes as ‘un-Adamesque’. As a result he suggests that the lodges may have been executed to Adam’s designs, but at a later date.
Turton’s surviving letter discussing Adam’s work and accounts for Brasted, makes reference to an east lodge, for which there are no surviving designs. King notes surviving evidence of a lodge structure to the east of the house, but that it is clearly post-Adam in date. Alongside the ruins of this structure however, a set of posts for an entrance survive, and there are a number of surviving designs for a set of carriage gates. It is possible that Adam constructed an earlier lodge with carriage gates, but that this has since been removed.