Cat no. 6068

Capability Brown

Running time22:07 Colour Sound 1964 Stowe, Buckinghamshire

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Profile of the life and work of English landscape architect, Capability Brown.



Profile of the life and work of Capability Brown, an English landscape architect, showing the gardens and the buildings that he designed, during the 18th century.

Footage of Brown’s work, featuring the country estates of England, and his less uniform more naturalistic influenced designs. In particular his work at Stowe House and Gardens in his early career, and once established, the alterations and improvements made to the Longleat Country Estate; the lake, gardens and additional buildings designed at Burghley House Estate; the design of Corsham Court, its intricate interior features and surrounding park; Milton Abbey and the design of the village of Milton Abbas, Dorset; transformations to the Royal Gardens at Richmond Park – now Kew Gardens; the surrounds of Alnwick Castle in his birth county; and finally, by his own admission, his most outstanding achievement, the surrounding estate at Blenheim Palace.

Featured People:

Lancelot "Capability" Brown

Featured Buildings:

Melbourne Hall Gardens, Derbyshire Cambo School, Northumberland Kirkharle, Northumberland Wotton House, Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire Stowe House, Buckinghamshire Stowe Gardens, Buckinghamshire - Palladian Bridge; Temple of Friendship; Temple of Ancient Virtue; Temple of British Worthies; Shell Grotto; Ornate Bridge; Pavillion; Temple of Venus; Gothic Style Temple. St. Mary’s, Stowe Parish Church, Buckinghamshire Warwick Castle Longleat House and Gardens, Somerset Burghley House, Lincolnshire The Greenhouse; The Stables; Bath House all at Burghley Park, Lincolnshire Croome Court, Worcestershire The Orangery, Croome Park, Worcestershire Corsham Court, Wiltshire Bath House, Corsham Park, Wiltshire St John’s College, Cambridge Chatsworth House, Derbyshire Miton Abbey, Dorset St James’, Milton Abbas Church, Dorset School and Almshouse, Milton Abbas, Dorset Wilderness House, Hampton Court Estate, London Alnwick Castle, Northumberland Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies Film Unit

Don C. Chipperfield

Don C. Chipperfield

Arnold Diamond

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