Capability Brown
(1716-1783)

Died aged c. 67

Lancelot Brown (born c. 1715-16, baptised 30 August 1716 – 6 February 1783), more commonly known with the byname Capability Brown, was an English landscape architect. He is remembered as "the last of the great English 18th century artists to be accorded his due", and "England's greatest gardener". He designed over 170 parks, many of which still endure. He was nicknamed "Capability" because he would tell his clients that their property had "capability" for improvement. His influence was so great that the contributions to the English garden made by his predecessors Charles Bridgeman and William Kent are often overlooked; even Kent's apologist Horace Walpole allowed that Kent had been followed by "a very able master".

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Lancelot 'Capability' Brown 1716 - 1783 landscape architect lived here 1764 - 1783

Wilderness House, Hampton Court Palace, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Lancelot “Capability" Brown (1716 to 1783) Landscape architect and designer of the Grade II* heritage landscape known as Wimbledon Park Erected to mark the 300th anniversary of his birth August 2016 The first Earl Spencer had an estate of 380 hectares which stretched from Tibbet’s Corner to the present day Wimbledon Station. The remnant heritage land (61 hectares) is all that is left of the original estate Friends of Wimbledon Park Historic England

Church Road, Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom where they was