The Repton Gazette and Brown Advisor

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

Tag: Prior Park

46: Rabbits?

Professor M gardens on the greensand ridge in Bedfordshire and tells me she is plagued by rabbits.

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241: What is the ‘valley direct’?

The valley direct, cut into the slope that runs from Prior Park to the bridge

The valley direct, cut into the slope that runs from Prior Park to the bridge

I am rebuked by Dr S in far-away London for a recent communication (note 236) in which I made little attempt to explain to my readers the differences between the ‘valley direct’, the ‘valley transverse’ and the ‘valley adventitious’.

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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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By John Phibbs