Repton, Humphry, 1752-1818 / Observations 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
Chapter XIV: Application of gardening and architecture united in the formation of a new place--example from Bayham--river--lake--the house--character--observations on Grecian houses--characteristic architecture--external Gothic not incompatible with comfort--how far it should prevail internally, pp. 203-208
203 CHAPTER XIV. Application of Gardening and Architecture united in the Formation of a new Place- Example from BAY H M - River- Lake- The House- Character- Observations on Grecian Houses- Characteristic Architecture - External Gothic not incompatible with Comfort-How far it should prevail internally. THE necessity of uniting architecture and landscape-gardening, is so strongly elucidated in the Red Book of BAYHAM, that I gladly avail myself of the permission of its noble possessor to insert the following observations: but as the, ruins of Bayham Abbey are generally known to those who frequent Tunbridge Wells, it is necessary to premise that the situation proposed for a new house, is very different from that of the abbey. "No place concerning which I have had the honour to be consulted, possesses greater variety of water, with such dif- ference of character as seldom occurs within the limits of the same estate. The water near the abbey, now intersecting the meadow in various channels, should be brought together into one river, winding through the valley in a natural course: this may be so managed as to drain the land while it improves the scenery; and I suppose the whole of this valley to be a more highly dressed lawn, fed by sheep and cattle, but without deer.
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