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Section and plan of a Gateway to Hyde Park entering from Piccadilly

Section and plan of a Gateway to Hyde Park entering from Piccadilly

Architect: Adams, Robert

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1778

Shelfmark: Ktop XXVII

Item number: 26-b-2

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Map scale description: 1 inch: 8 ft

The toll gate at Hyde Park was the main entrance to London from the west in the 18th century and proposals for improving the area were put forward in the late 18th century. This design for a classical triumphal arch and gateway at Hyde Park Corner was put forward by Robert Adams in 1788. The drawing is accompanied by a manuscript estimate of the expenses of the structure, dated 4 November 1778, amounting to £3,050. The triumphal arch was never built.

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