Capability Brown

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Lancelot Brown (born c. 1715–16, baptised 30 August 1716 – 6 February 1783), more commonly known with the byname Capability Brown, was an English landscape architect.wikipedia
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His influence was so great that the contributions to the English garden made by his predecessors Charles Bridgeman and William Kent are often overlooked; even Kent's champion Horace Walpole allowed that Kent "was succeeded by a very able master".
The work of Lancelot "Capability" Brown was particularly influential.

Charles Bridgeman

His influence was so great that the contributions to the English garden made by his predecessors Charles Bridgeman and William Kent are often overlooked; even Kent's champion Horace Walpole allowed that Kent "was succeeded by a very able master".
Although he was a key figure in the transition of English garden design from the Anglo-Dutch formality of patterned parterres and avenues to a freer style that incorporated formal, structural and wilderness elements, Bridgeman's innovations in English landscape architecture have been somewhat eclipsed by the work of his more famous successors, William Kent and Lancelot "Capability" Brown (Jellicoe, et al., 1986, p. 72).

Kiddington Hall

Then he moved further inland where his first landscape commission was for a new lake in the park at Kiddington Hall, Oxfordshire.
Kiddington Hall was built in 1673, and in the 18th century "Capability" Brown laid out the gardens.

Milton Abbey School

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His work still endures at Belvoir Castle, Croome Court (where he also designed the house), Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle, Harewood House, Appuldurcombe House, Milton Abbey (and nearby Milton Abbas village), and in traces at Kew Gardens and many other locations.
The school has a rural campus, with facilities that include a gym, swimming pool, shooting range, golf course, a 320-seat theatre, art department and design block, an astro turf hockey pitch, an outward bound area, a 15th-century dining hall, an Abbey chapel that can be traced back to the 10th century and grounds designed by Lancelot "Capability" Brown.

Humphry Repton

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Humphry Repton observed that Brown "fancied himself an architect", but Brown's work as an architect is overshadowed by his great reputation as a designer of landscapes.
Humphry Repton (21 April 1752 – 24 March 1818) was the last great English landscape designer of the eighteenth century, often regarded as the successor to Capability Brown; he also sowed the seeds of the more intricate and eclectic styles of the 19th century.

Harewood House

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His work still endures at Belvoir Castle, Croome Court (where he also designed the house), Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle, Harewood House, Appuldurcombe House, Milton Abbey (and nearby Milton Abbas village), and in traces at Kew Gardens and many other locations.
The landscape was designed by Lancelot "Capability" Brown and spans 1000 acre at Harewood.

Croome Court

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His work still endures at Belvoir Castle, Croome Court (where he also designed the house), Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle, Harewood House, Appuldurcombe House, Milton Abbey (and nearby Milton Abbas village), and in traces at Kew Gardens and many other locations.
The mansion and park were designed by Lancelot "Capability" Brown for the 6th Earl of Coventry, and were Brown's first landscape design and first major architectural project.

Henry Holland (architect)

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From 1771 he was assisted in the technical aspects by the master builder Henry Holland, and by Henry's son Henry Holland the architect, whose initial career Brown supported; the younger Holland was increasingly Brown's full collaborator and became Brown's son-in-law in 1773.
He was born in Fulham, London, where his father, also Henry, ran a building firm constructing several of Capability Brown's designs.

Kew Gardens

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His work still endures at Belvoir Castle, Croome Court (where he also designed the house), Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle, Harewood House, Appuldurcombe House, Milton Abbey (and nearby Milton Abbas village), and in traces at Kew Gardens and many other locations.
Capability Brown, who became England's most renowned landscape architect, applied for the position of master gardener at Kew, and was rejected.

Longleat

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Russell Page, who began his career in the Brownian landscape of Longleat but whose own designs have formal structure, accused Brown of "encouraging his wealthy clients to tear out their splendid formal gardens and replace them with his facile compositions of grass, tree clumps and rather shapeless pools and lakes."
The house is set in 1000 acre of parkland landscaped by Capability Brown, with 4000 acre of let farmland and 4000 acre of woodland, which includes a Center Parcs holiday village.

Kirkharle

Lancelot Brown was born as a land agent's and chambermaid's fifth child in the village of Kirkharle, Northumberland, and educated at a school in Cambo until he was 16.
It is famous as the birthplace of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in the early eighteenth century.

William Kent

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His influence was so great that the contributions to the English garden made by his predecessors Charles Bridgeman and William Kent are often overlooked; even Kent's champion Horace Walpole allowed that Kent "was succeeded by a very able master".
His projects included Chiswick House, Stowe, Buckinghamshire, from about 1730 onwards, designs for Alexander Pope's villa garden at Twickenham, for Queen Caroline at Richmond, and notably at Rousham House, Oxfordshire, where he created a sequence of Arcadian set-pieces punctuated with temples, cascades, grottoes, Palladian bridges and exedra, opening the field for the larger scale achievements of Capability Brown in the following generation.

William Chambers (architect)

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In 1772, Sir William Chambers (though he did not mention Brown by name) complained that the "new manner" of gardens "differ very little from common fields, so closely is vulgar nature copied in most of them."

Milton Abbas

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His work still endures at Belvoir Castle, Croome Court (where he also designed the house), Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle, Harewood House, Appuldurcombe House, Milton Abbey (and nearby Milton Abbas village), and in traces at Kew Gardens and many other locations.
He commissioned architect Sir William Chambers and landscape gardener Capability Brown (both of whom had already worked on the Abbey building and grounds) to design a new village, Milton Abbas, in a wooded valley (Luccombe Bottom) to the southeast of the Abbey.

Aske Hall

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Aske Hall is a Georgian country house, with parkland attributed to Capability Brown, 1.5 mi north of Richmond, North Yorkshire, England.

Ampthill

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A cross erected in the 1770s marks the site of this important building which is set within Ampthill Great Park, a “Capability” Brown landscape.

Appuldurcombe House

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His work still endures at Belvoir Castle, Croome Court (where he also designed the house), Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle, Harewood House, Appuldurcombe House, Milton Abbey (and nearby Milton Abbas village), and in traces at Kew Gardens and many other locations.
Capability Brown was commissioned in 1779 to design the ornamental grounds at the same time as the extensions.

Cambo

Lancelot Brown was born as a land agent's and chambermaid's fifth child in the village of Kirkharle, Northumberland, and educated at a school in Cambo until he was 16.
Capability Brown, the 18th-century landscape gardener, was educated at the village school.

Northumberland

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Lancelot Brown was born as a land agent's and chambermaid's fifth child in the village of Kirkharle, Northumberland, and educated at a school in Cambo until he was 16.

Bowood House

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Bowood is a grade I listed Georgian country house with interiors by Robert Adam and a garden designed by Lancelot "Capability" Brown.

Claremont (country house)

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Fisherwick, Staffordshire, Redgrave Hall, Suffolk, and Claremont, Surrey, were classical, while at Corsham his outbuildings are in a Gothic vein.
The extensive landscaped grounds of Claremont represents the work of some of the best known landscape gardeners, Charles Bridgeman, Capability Brown, William Kent (with Thomas Greening) and Sir John Vanbrugh.

Oxfordshire

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Then he moved further inland where his first landscape commission was for a new lake in the park at Kiddington Hall, Oxfordshire.
The gardens, which can be visited, were designed by the landscape gardener "Capability Brown", who planted the trees in the battle formation of the victorious army.

Burghley House

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Its park was laid out by Capability Brown.

Loraine baronets

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Brown's father William Brown had been Sir William Loraine’s land agent and his mother Ursula (née Hall ) had been in service at Kirkharle Hall.
Capability Brown was born at Kirk Harle and was employed as a youth on the estate by the second Baronet.

Burton Constable Hall

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The hall, a Grade I listed building, is set in a park designed by Capability Brown with an area of 300 acre.