Category Archives: Brown: Landscapes

Focusing on landscapes with a Brown connection – this category will be added to as time and visits allow – a longer term project indeed, and very much ‘My-View’ of each landscape….

Wandering Around Wallington

I recently made a visit to the National Trust property of Wallington, situated in Northumberland and not very far from the birthplace of our man ‘Capability’ Brown. I was intrigued and keen to follow-up the connection between this impressive estate, … Continue reading

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Warwickshire – Compton Verney

1768 – 1770s Compton Verney CV35 9HZ Compton Verney has like many a Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown landscape seen much change, yet surprisingly, it remains visually quite intact. The mansion sits in a shallow valley setting just below the B4455 Roman Fosse Way, … Continue reading

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Essex – Audley End

1763 – c1767 Saffron Walden CB11 4JF Google Map – click here Research for this Capability Brown landscape has made fascinating reading. Another Robert Adam, Lancelot Brown blend and another. masterpiece it would seem. However, it soon became apparent that … Continue reading

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Northumberland – Alnwick Castle

1760s Just off the A1 at Alnwick, Northumberland. Location – Google Map This landscape is the third added to my list of Capability Brown landscapes, and was a good sized commission for Brown. Alnwick Castle and the associated Alnwick Garden  are major … Continue reading

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Surrey – Addington Place

c1780 Around 4 miles east of Croydon, Surrey. Location – Google Map The second on the list of locations associated with Brown, and yet again one that appears difficult to read; at least as far as 18th Century landscaping goes. … Continue reading

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Oxfordshire – Adderbury

Adderbury 3 miles south of Banbury, north Oxfordshire. An interesting one to start with, where the estate appears to have become fragmented over the years. Information, at least from a  desktop survey appears to be scarce on the Capability Brown front, but a fully completed Brown landscape … Continue reading

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