The Repton Gazette and Brown Advisor

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

Tag: Stoke Park

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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170: Was Lapidge any good?

Captain Ken reminds me that he can find nothing to interest him in the careers of Capability Brown’s associates, such as Samuel Lapidge and William Ireland.

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137: Did Brown use elm?

‘The elm in general is the fittest of all trees for these [pleasure ground] plantations’ – John Rutter’s words, not mine. Yet elm, once so common, is now overlooked, a mystery and lost.

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26: Was Brown a Whig?

Connections and networks count for more in this world than political principle

Connections and networks count for more in this world than political principle

The Brown Advisoris not in any sense a dating agent, however Mr L. of Bromsgrove, has asked me to put him in touch with Mrs D. of Hampshire with the offer of assistance for her planned tour of Worcestershire, and I have conceded.

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By John Phibbs