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

Tag: Mount Edgcumbe

1852: who designed the churchyard at Mount Edgcumbe?

Oofy here: Editorial: ‘nough about me. Need a break. Writin’s hard – and here’s another question. Haven’t spotted the question mark. Must be somewhere. Give me a shout ‘f you come across it.

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1851: Mount Edgcumbe: who designed the pleasure grounds?

Repton returned to Devon and Cornwall in around 1802, and perhaps he had returned more often than that (see note 1848) and he was to begin two further Cornish commissions a few years later (Tregothnan in September 1809; Antony and Pentilllie in 1810).

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1850: Mount Edgcumbe: who designed the viaduct?

‘Mount Edgcumbe is a miniature castle, a puerile mock-up, fronted to the north by terraces that give it a pretence of grandeur in the view down the Hamoaze – a quaint name for the estuarine stretch of the River Tamar, between its confluence with the River Lynher and Plymouth Sound. The water is not my present subject however.

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1848: Was Repton at Mount Edgcumbe?

A gloss from the Type-Setter: the Editor having succumbed to the lure of the hunting field, it falls to the Type-Setter to endeavour to resolve another question of attribution.

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114: Where do Turkeys come from?

A carpet, known to Master K as wrapping paper

A carpet, known to Master K as wrapping paper

This question has been put to me, on more than one occasion, by young Master K.

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102: Did Brown do garden rooms?

A Cotswold garden room

A Cotswold garden room

Mr J, the braggart, writes from the Cotswolds to tell me he has twelve garden rooms and boasts that that is twice as many as Capability Brown ever managed in the 18th century.

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