Green Park Ranger's House
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Architect Robert Adams
Location England
Date 1768   timeline
Building Type house
Climate temperate
Context rural
Style Neoclassical




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Discussion Green Park Ranger's House Commentary

“The Adams designed one small but notable building in central London at this period: the Deputy-Ranger’s Lodge in Green Park, on Piccadily : this was not a gardener’s cottage, but a small stately house, since the office was a royal gift, and its then occupier, Colonal Lord Archibald Montgomerier, was to succeed to his Earldom of Eglinton just after the house was finished.

“It is a rectangular block, into which a cylinder is inserted by two-thirds of its diameter, so that the projecting third makes one of those segmental curves much favoured by the Adams. In it are a dining-room below and a drawing-room above. The exterior is relatively low, of two storeys. The lower is a plain basement: its heaviness is only indicated by the deep recession fo the three windows in the cylinder-projection, while the upper has a Doric order, something of a rarity in Adam exteriors, perhaps thought appropriate to the house of a deputy-keeper.…”

— Joseph and Anne Rykwert. Robert and James Adam: The men and the style. p144.

Sources on Green Park Ranger's House

Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. circle and square diagram, p186. — Updated edition available at

Henry Hope Reed. The Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adam, With a New Introduction by Henry Hope Reed. New York: Dover Publications, 1980. ISBN 0-486-23810-5. LC 78-62405. NA997.A4A4 1980.

Joseph and Anne Rykwet. Robert and James Adams. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1985. NA 997.A4 R95 1985. ISBN 0-8478-0589-1. LC 84-43099. discussion, p144. perspective from the south, p145. ground floor plan, p145. upper floor plan, p145.  Find books about Green Park Ranger's House


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