Papworth, John Buonarotti, 1775-1847. / Hints on ornamental gardening : consisting of a series of designs for garden buildings, useful and decorative gates, fences, railroads, &c. : accompanied by observations on the principles and theory of rural improvement, interspersed with occasional remarks on rural architecture
A general plan, pp. 37-38 ff.
GENEIRAL PLATN PLATE I. A GENERAL PLAN. UPON the principle laid down in the last diagram, the general plan represented in the annexed plate is formed. The shadowed surface indicates that the ground is undulating, and that the house is situated on its highest point, sufficiently in view from without, and capable of commanding its own domain; the fly leaf shews the circumstances of the spot prior to the improvement suggested. Although the ground was not of the precise form or propor- tion of the engraving, suiting it to the page has not altered its character. A large barn or stable was situated near the present lodge, and the lower ground was wholly occupied by the manu- facture of tiles and red pottery ; which, in the course of the workable strata, materially added to its undulations, and in- creased a small running brook to irregular holes and ponds. As the design of such a property, small as it is, naturally leads to the chief points of arrangement for every other of similar and even lower class of pretence, and as it will be found useful to apply to a plan occasionally during the several discussions; to this plate reference is made for the purpose of ocular illustra- tions of such points as may be advanced, and in this inspec- tion the advantage of forming a general plan of every part, in the first instance, may thence perhaps more forcibly preseiin itself to the proprietor of an estate who is desirous to improve its features scientifically and with taste. This plate exhibits the house so situated that its aspects are good, and the views as extensive as the ground permits. The 3
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