The Repton Gazette and Brown Advisor

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

Tag: Wimbledon

285: What of Steffie Shields?

A delayed train to Carlisle having given me an hour or two in hand at Newcastle, I resolved to indulge myself with Steffie Shields Moving Heaven and Earth Capability Brown’s gift of landscape.

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154: What did it cost?

Ms D of Cambridge is a woman with a passion for gas-works, whose beauty, she feels, has for too long gone unrecognised.

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122: Did Brown get on with architects?

Mr M is curious to know how a landscape gardener like Capability Brown will have got along with architects, supposing they were employed at the same time, and has written from London to ask which of the two would rule the roost.

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John Carr is very likely to have been involved with Scampston, but the house still looked like Brown’s handiwork.

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By John Phibbs