The Kiddington Cascade

The Kiddington Cascade

One of the cascades at Wrest

One of the cascades at Wrest

You are right to press this question, Mr L, for Capability Brown, a sensible man, does also seem to have used weirs to create changes in water level.

Sanderson Miller, who patronised Brown at an early date, used a weir–type construction at Wroxton, which was described by Philip Yorke: ‘The garden is 70 acres and finely diversified with wood and water, and has from the irregularity of the ground many natural beauties which are well improved. There is an irregular piece of water or lake of 7 acres, surrounded with high trees, which ends in a cascade (it only plays occasionally) and falls 20ft perpendicular; and there is to be a small temple built on the mount against it.’

Kiddington and Wrest are two other examples worth a place on the list.