The Repton Gazette and Brown Advisor

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

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198: How did Brown deal with farm-houses?

Free with their experience and knowledge, there are persons amongst the correspondents to the Brown Advisor who perfectly present their problems and are greatly to be praised for it. One such is Mrs C who has written again from the Solent, being well aware of my interest in Brown as a farmer, this time asking what we know of Brown’s treatment of farm-houses.

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40: Brown and turnpiking – is there a connection?

Potholes cause problems wherever they are. This fine boiling pan sprang a leak and is now reduced to a coal-scuttle

Potholes cause problems wherever they are. This fine boiling pan sprang a leak and is now reduced to a coal-scuttle

Mr S. of Droitwich has been in touch again, asking specifically whether any turnpikes might have been newly navigated at places where Capability Brown, the place-maker, was also working .

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