Edited by Sally Bate, the book's main authors are Tom Williamson, Kate Minnis, Marcia Fenwick and Sally Bate. Written by members of the Norfolk Gardens Trust Research Group, this is the first book to look at Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’s work in the county. His three major Norfolk commissions, (Kimberley, Langley and Melton Constable) each have their own chapter, describing the landscape history before Brown’s arrival in the 1760s before going on to look at his plans and documents which have survived. The book examines which of his proposals were carried out and the features still in existence today. Tom Williamson (School of Landscape History UEA) has written an introductory chapter on Lancelot Brown, and ends the book by looking at other Norfolk sites with links to him and the fashion for park building in the eighteenth century. The text contains wonderful aerial photographs by Mike Page and photographs of paintings, plans and documents never seen in print before. This is an important record of Brown’s plans and achievements in Norfolk and has been written to coincide with the 300th anniversary of his birth in 1716.
Publisher: The Norfolk Gardens Trust