Lawn at the bottom of the Pinetum, looking towards the wrought iron gate designed by Robin Spencer. Pillars topped with carved stone pineapples on either side of the gate, and clipped hollies to the right.
After Robin's death in 1982, Sybil…
Wrought iron Circle Gate at the entrance to the Paved Garden (now at the entrance to the Pinetum)
Robin designed this gate which was based on a screen in the Victoria and Albert Museum, but wasn't happy with it here and took it down.
Robin's drawings of "Wrought Iron Gate for York Gate Adel" (RAS 1972); Detail and measurements; Size A3.
The design was based on a screen in the Victoria and Albert Museum, and was made for Robin by his blacksmith F. Landon.
Letter from F Landon (Blacksmith) concerning the design for Robin's gate which accompanied a drawing on tracing paper (YGA00942). The letter aalso refers to a sketch of a latch and keep which is not present.