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Lancelot Brown [Capability Brown] (bap. 1716, d. 1783) by Nathaniel Dance, c. 1773 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brown, Lancelot [known as Capability Brown] (bap. 1716, d. 1783), landscape gardener and architect, was baptized on 30 August 1716 at St Wilfrid's Church, Kirkharle, Northumberland, the fifth of the six children of William Brown (1676–1720), a yeoman farmer and estate steward, and his wife, ...

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Menelaws [Menelas], Adam (1748/9?–1831), architect and landscape designer, was the son of Adam Menelaws (or Menelas), who was possibly a stonemason. It is as a master stonemason with particular expertise in the construction of vaults and arches that Menelaws surfaces for the first time in January 1784, among the Scottish craftsmen replying to an advertisement in the ...

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Monck [formerly Middleton], Sir Charles Miles Lambert, sixth baronet (1779–1867), architect, landscape designer, and politician, was born in Golden Square, London, on 7 April 1779, the third but only surviving son of Sir William Middleton, fifth baronet (1738–1795), army officer and politician, of ...

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Sir Joseph Paxton (1803–1865) by James Henry Lynch (after William Edward Kilburn, 1851) by permission of the Linnean Society of London

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Paxton, Sir Joseph (1803–1865), landscape gardener and architect, was born on 3 August 1803 at Milton Bryan (or Bryant) in Bedfordshire, the youngest of the eight children of William Paxton (1758/9–1810), an agricultural labourer, and his wife, Ann Rooke (1760/61–1823), who is said to have come from ...

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Shepheard, Sir Peter Faulkner (1913–2002), architect and landscape architect, was born at Silverdale, Woodchurch Road, Oxton, Birkenhead, on 11 November 1913, the elder of two sons and eldest of three children of Thomas Faulkner Shepheard, architect, and his wife, Catherine Emilie, née Commins...