The Garden Guide

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

Marking park entrances

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VARIOUS expedients have been suggested, to mark the entrance to a place with importance. A villa, with a few acres, or a park, with an extensive domain, must now be at some distance from the high road, in compliance with the modern custom of placing the house in the centre of the grounds. In such situations, the utility of an entrance-lodge, or cottage, is too evident to require discussing, but its character may be worth some consideration.