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Capability Brown
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Born in Ponteland, Northumberland
Born in 1716
Died in London
Died on 6th of February 1783

Born kirkhale 1716. Died 1783. Landscape Gardener.


Born Lancelot Brown. Established an English style of garden layout using simple means to produce natural effects. Influenced gardens of Blenheim, Kew, Stowe, Warwick Castle, Chatsworth and many others. Got nickname telling clients that their gardens had great capabilities.

Buried here

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From sophia westcott on 13th May 2009
Her father was the keeper of two lighthouses in Bamburgh, Northumberland, and in the early hours of September 7th 1838 Grace spotted the ship Forfarshire which had run aground on the Harcur Rocks. Grace and her father took a rowing boat and rescued the nine frightened survivors, thus making her a much-loved Victorian herione.

From Withy Brook on 7th May 2009
He was not born in Ponteland but in Kirkharle, a place some 10 miles to the North.

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