The Repton Gazette and Brown Advisor

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

Tag: Knowsley

214: Did Brown really dislike deer?

In my last (note 213), I offered to my companions at the Tatler’s Waste-bin a list of all those landscapes of that fine man and lord-lieutenant of Huntingdon, Capability Brown, for which I had records of an active deer park.

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112: What about race-courses?

I hear the question, did the gardener, Capability Brown, build race-courses?

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57: Did Brown design cock-pits?

An armoured cockerel, impregnable, but unable to do much damage either

An armoured cockerel, impregnable, but unable to do much damage either

Mr M from Cromer has asked if Capability Brown, excellent man that he was and energetic, had been so egregious as to take a hand in the landscaping of Wothorpe, Burghley’s second house, with its cock-pit, which remained in use though the Brownian era.

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By John Phibbs