The Repton Gazette and Brown Advisor

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

Tag: Warnford

155: Has sufficient attention been paid to Brown’s architecture?

Mrs D of Hampshire has asked for advice on the attribution to Capability Brown of the bath house at Warnford.

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116: Where are Brown’s conkers?

In my last I touched on Capability Brown’s lavish deployment of conker trees. Though he appears to have loved them for their luxuriant leaf and flower, these trees were, in the 18th century, never quite taken seriously – as his nephew, H.J.Pye reported ‘Lord Barrington used to say, that a conker in full flower gave him the idea of a giant’s nosegay’.

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