The Repton Gazette and Brown Advisor

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

Tag: Sheffield Place

172: Why were Brown’s limes common?

Throw out the gripes of Stephen Switzer, and that much respected Reverend, William Gilpin, as well as his confrère Thomas Hale, who regarded it as ‘not very picturesque’, because it presented too uniform a surface.  Let us sing the praises of the common lime.

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59: Why are Brown’s plans so unreliable?

Mr. M. from Heathfield is puzzling over Scale’s survey of Sheffield Place in 1774,

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