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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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