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John Claudius Loudon…and cemeteries

Maybe it’s not the cheeriest of subjects but  as another birthday approached my thoughts turned to immortality – or rather the lack of it – and so I planned to write about some of the history of cemeteries and burial grounds, … Continue reading

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John Claudius Loudon…. and Greenhouse Technology

Its been a while since I wrote my last piece on Humphry Repton and I was thinking about a follow-up on the Picturesque when into my inbox  came a new post from Matthew Beckett’s excellent blog The Country Seat covering … Continue reading

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Humphry Repton at Ashridge

A few weeks after Repton’s death  in 1818 an obituary appeared in the New Monthly Magazine which I thought, when I first read it, summed him up rather neatly: “Mr. Repton was an artist of elegant attainments and good taste, more calculated … Continue reading

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