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Capability Brown Has Arrived!

On this day in history, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716 – 1783) was baptised in St Wilfred’s Church, Kirkharle. Set in the rugged Northumbrian landscape, this charming church would be the place of Worship for the Brown family for many years to come.

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Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown – to the point…

1716 Baptised at St. Wilfred’s Church, Kirkharle, Northumberland. 1732 leaves school to work as an apprentice gardener for Sir William Loraine at nearby Kirkharle Hall. 1740 after moving south, Brown gains employment for Lord Cobham at Stowe, where he was to … Continue reading

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Steeped in Kirkharle Interpretation

I find myself in Kirkharle Courtyard, in a lower lying section of the breathtakingly beautiful Northumbrian countryside. It’s a wintry December Saturday and the structures around are modernised farm buildings; many now enjoying a new lease of life as retail … Continue reading

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Biography – Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown

Lancelot Brown was born in Kirkharle, Northumberland in 1716. Born into a rural community, he was fortunate to have been educated to the age of 16, and following this completed a gardening apprenticeship for the local landowner Sir William Lorraine. … Continue reading

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