The Garden Guide

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

Moddern cottage lodges

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To a modern cottage, or lodge, of Grecian architecture, the gate may either be a light wooden one, between two posts, or iron folding gates, with brick or stone piers, and it may be of any fanciful design. But, if the entrance to a place be marked by a respectable Gothic lodge, or a correct Gothic cottage, the gate itself, and even the gate-posts, should also be of the same correct style of architecture. I do not mean the flimsy light deal Gothic gate, frittered with little pointed arches, like a show-box, but the heavy strong oak gate, with massive hinges, and occasionally ornamented with fleur-de-lys, and iron spikes: it should appear to have been constructed at the same period in which the lodge itself is supposed to have been built.