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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. Advertisements

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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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