The Repton Gazette and Brown Advisor

300 Frequently Asked Questions about Capability Brown, and a further 200 about Humphry Repton

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1828: Planting?

West Cowes from the esplanade

West Cowes from the esplanade

“‘On this principle they have proceeded too hastily at Plas Newydd in grubbing hedges & pulling down cottages, for the sake of showing an extent of open lawn in a direction where plantations ought to be encouraged to screen a bleak country,

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1823: Setting?

“If the location of Norris Castle was not of Repton’s determination, then we should not abjure the evidence for settings that he provided for buildings in the late 18th century.”

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