The Garden Guide

Book: Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, 1816
Chapter: Fragment Xxx. Concerning Entrance Lodges And Cottages.

Entrance to Cobham Hall, Kent

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To mark the entrance to Cobham Hall, the seat of the Earl of Darnley, built in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, the style and character of the house proposed to be adopted in the lodge is not the modern Gothic style, with sharp-pointed windows, and a flat slate roof just rising over the battlements, but that which is distinguished by massive square-headed windows, with pinnacles, mouldings, gables, escutcheons, and the lofty enriched chimneys of former days, as shewn [in fig. 236].