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Wentworth Castle – the feud continued

Wentworth Castle, one of the products of the acrimonious family feud discussed in last week’s post, is one of the wonders of Yorkshire, indeed of the whole country. Now a grade 1 listed mansion and a Grade 1 listed landscape, … Continue reading

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Hardwick Park – the Circuit Walk

This is a follow-on from last week’s post about Hardwick Park in County Durham, one of the great 18thc circuit walk gardens, now in the later stages of a very successful restoration programme. There are several descriptions of the circuit … Continue reading

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Humphry Repton

  I’ve been teaching a course on 18thc garden history this term and finished with a class about Humphry Repton who was born in 1752 and died in 1818.  If I’m honest I’d never really given him a great deal of thought … Continue reading

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The First Post: Stowe

When we started planning this blog we thought what better way to start than by suggesting a winter walk through one of our great historic gardens and landscapes.  Unfortunately the weather probably stopped most of us being able to do … Continue reading

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