Repton, Humphry, 1752-1818 / Fragments on the theory and practice of landscape gardening: including some remarks on Grecian and Gothic architecture, collected from various manuscripts, in the possession of the different noblemen and gentlemen, for whose use they were originally written; the whole tending to establish fixed principles in the respective arts
Fragment XVIII. Uppark, pp. -92
FRAGMENT XVIII. UPPARK. EXTRACT FROM THE REPORT OF UPPARK, A SEAT OF SIR HARRY FEATHERSTONE, BART. SITUATION AND CHARACTER. BEFORE a rational plan for the improvement of any place can be laid down, it is always necessary to consider its natural situation, and the character which has been given to it by art. The former at Uppark is truly magnificent, being on the sum- mit of 'the South down range of hills; and when we consider the large masses of wood, the beautiful shapes and verdure of the lawns, with the distant and various views of sea and land, it is difficult to adapt any style of building to such a spot, that may correspond with the great scale of the place. Of this dif- ficulty the Architect seems to have been aware, by the degree of irregularity which was originally adopted in the position of the outbuildings: this is evident, both from the map and from an old picture on the staircase, wherein the stables and other offices appear to have been placed not at right angles, but con- verging from the entrance front. His reasons for so doing seem to have been well founded.
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