The Repton Gazette and Brown Advisor

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

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1827: Approaches?

“The approaches at Norris Castle are symmetrical and have a certain overriding geometry. There is nothing else like this in Repton’s oeuvre, hence they are unlikely to have been designed by him.

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1824: Why there?

“If the Bathing House at Norris Castle is Reptonian in character and style, we might then ask what Repton might have made of its location and the location of the other buildings on the estate.

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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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186: What can we say about Holm Oak?

The Holm oaks are clumped along Green Lane at Milton Abbey

The holm oaks are clumped along Green Lane at Milton Abbey

‘The ilex, or ever-green oak, presents a character very different from that of the yew. The yew is a close bodied, compact tree. The ilex is generally thin, and straggling; tho we sometimes see it, in soils, which it likes, form a thicker foliage.’ Such, from his vantage point in the New Forest, was the judgement of the Rev. William Gilpin.

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By John Phibbs