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Capability Brown's Wimbledon Park, in His Day and Ours

Article Index

  1. Capability Brown's Wimbledon Park, in His Day and Ours
  2. Trees in the park
  3. Development from the mid-19th Century
  4. Sources
  5. Account Book
  6. Maps
  7. All Pages


1. Dorothy Stroud, Capability Brown (Faber & Faber, first published 1975, 1984 edition), p.135.

2. Bernard Rondeau, Wimbledon Park: From Private Park to Residential Suburb (Rondeau, 1995), pp.8-9.

3. Jane Brown, The Omnipotent Magician – Lancelot Capability Brown 1716-1783 (Chatto & Windus, 2011), p.179.

4. Richard Milward, The Spencers in Wimbledon 1744-1994 (The Milward Press, 1996).

5 ibid.

6.Stroud, op.cit

7. Stroud, op.cit

8. Alan Mitchell’s Trees of Britain, (Collins, 1976), introductory chapter.

9. A ‘Carolina poplar’ would be a hybrid between the native Black Poplar and the “Eastern Cottonwood” from the eastern USA (Populus x canadensis), probably the variety ‘Serotina’, the earliest of several hybrids to find favour around 1780, according to Mitchell.

10. The European Larch (Larix decidua). The more exotic species were introduced to England much later.

11. All the oaks identified were Pedunculate Oaks (Quercus robur).