The Repton Gazette and Brown Advisor

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

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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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229: Is Blenheim Brown’s biggest lake?

Mr G writes from Wolverhampton has asked me whether Chillington has the second biggest (after Blenheim) of the lakes constructed by Mr ‘Capability’ Brown, himself a man of unquestioned parts..

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157: Can we have more on mapping?

3 Sandleford Priory Spyers 1781

A plan for Sandleford Priory said to have been copied from Spyers

Many correspondents have returned to the question of mapping, the accuracy of maps, the date of maps where no date is provided, and the inconvenient tendency to overwrite maps, so one scarcely knows who has done what when.

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124: What is the Concave?

The postman has bounced again, and this has brought further inquiries to my breakfast table, all on the subject of quarrying and mess.

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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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By John Phibbs