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JAG was the first art mu­seum that Lu­tyens de­signed and the only one of his ever built.

Lu­tyens based his JAG de­sign on the de­sign he made of Cas­tle Drogo i n Devon, the last cas­tle and prob­a­bly the last res­i­dence built of gran­ite in Eng­land. The con­struc­tion of this cas­tle be­gan in 1911 and was com­pleted in 1930.

Lu­tyens pro­posed that JAG should be built us­ing bricks, but it was de­cided to con­struct it from sand­stone. This in­creased the build­ing costs tremen­dously and just a por­tion of Lu­tyens’ orig­i­nal de­sign was ini­tially built.

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