Rycote 7575

Thame, England, Oxfordshire, South Oxfordshire

Brief Description

Research on this landscape is underway and will be added as soon as it is available.

History

Helen Langley notes ‘Capability Brown‘s work at Rycote comes within a period of considerable activity locally. Five years earlier, in 1764, he had begun work at Blenheim and from 1778 he was engaged at Nuneham Courtenay in a collaborative project with William Mason (1725-1797), the poet and garden designer’.

Detailed Description

Sources:

John Goodall ‘Rycote Park, Oxfordshire, Part I' Country Life September 3, 2008

Jeremy Musson ‘A Palace Reborn. Rycote Park, Oxfordshire. The Home of Mr and Mrs Bernard Taylor Part II' Country Life September 10, 2008

Kathryn Bradley-Hole ‘A Landscape Reborn. Rycote Park, Thame, Oxfordshire' Country Life July 22, 2009

Willis, Peter, 'Capability Brown's Account with Drummonds Bank, 1753-1783', Architectural History: Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, 27 (1984), 382-91.

Stroud, Dorothy 1950 ‘Capability Brown' page 142 London: Country Life

Features
Country House, Chapel, Icehouse
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Great Haseley
History

Detailed History

‘In the 1770s, Willoughby Bertie, 4th Earl of Abingdon (1740-1799) is documented as paying over £3,000, throughout the course of several years, to secure the services of Lancelot "Capability" Brown to landscape the grounds (Stroud, Capability Brown, p. 142)' (From http://rycote.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/rycote-park#question_44)
Associated People

People associated to Rycote

Contact

Telephone

01793 445050

Official Website

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Owners

    References

    References

    Contributors

    • Jenifer White

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    • Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust