Tag : Capability Brown

Kiddington Hall - Exterior
Mar 13th, 2011 | | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Kiddington Hall, Oxfordshire

Kiddington Hall was built in 1673 by Sir Henry Browne, whose family lived there for generations. In 1740, Sir Henry's grandson hired Capability Brown to design the park and gardens and carve out a lake from the...

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Blenheim Palace
Jan 14th, 2011 | | Palaces | 2 Comments

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace © Pete Seaward Photography Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire is the only palace in England outside those in either royal or episcopal use. ‘Palace’ is a coincidence pertaining to the...

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Compton Verney House
Jan 14th, 2011 | | Museums | No Comments

Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Compton Verney from the 'Adam' bridge The present Compton Verney House was built by the 12th Baron Willoughby de Broke in the early eighteenth century. George, the 12th Lord Willoughby, lived to December 1728 and...

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Patrick Baty carried out the analysis of the paint in the Great Conservatory
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Conservation | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 1 Comment

Syon House

In the 18th century, Hugh Percy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, commissioned architect and interior designer Robert Adam and landscape designer Lancelot "Capability" Brown to redesign the house and estate. Work began...

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St Peter's, Hammersmith
Dec 8th, 2010 | | Exterior | Institutions | Portfolio | No Comments

St Peter’s, Hammersmith

St Peter’s is a Commisioners' church that was built in the village of Hammersmith in 1829. The architect was Edward Lapidge, who was the eldest son of Samuel, an assistant to Lancelot (Capability) Brown during...

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Fawley
Nov 26th, 2010 | | Private Houses | No Comments

Fawley Court

Fawley Court stands on the bank of the River Thames just north of Henley-upon-Thames. There is evidence the site has been occupied since Domesday, although building in the current location is most likely to have...

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David Garrick's Temple
Nov 26th, 2010 | | Monuments | No Comments

David Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare

The renowned actor-manager, David Garrick, built the Temple to celebrate the genius of William Shakespeare, commissioning the sculptor Roubiliac to provide a life-size statue of his hero to be placed inside. The...

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Stowe House - Patrick Baty carried out extensive analysis of the paint in the State rooms
Oct 20th, 2010 | | National Trust | Recent projects | School and Universities | 1 Comment

Stowe, Buckinghamshire

Stowe House - North Front Stowe House is a magnificent Grade I listed eighteenth century country house located in Stowe, Buckinghamshire. It is the home of...

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