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Alan Titchmarsh on Capability Brown

Twenty sixteen is fast approaching for a wide group of people with an appreciation of a particular period of English history. The century was the eighteenth, when a certain Lancelot Brown arrived, a seemingly average boy who eventually became known … Continue reading

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What would you do if you were Capability Brown today?

An excellent pilot project/example of engagement carried out at National Trust Stowe recently with a group of young film makers. Both ‘The Making of’ and the final ‘What would you do if you were Capability Brown today?’ videos speak perfectly for … Continue reading

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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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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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