Document ReferencePl C 52/141
TitleLetter from Humphry Repton, Hare Street, Romford, Essex to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 18 Sept. 1801
Date28 September 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHopes that the duke has not thought he has forgotten the matter about which they last spoke; explains the difficulties he has had in trying to plan the avenue which ends with a 'mere bench'; cannot plan it in his own mind and so obtained 3 different designs from 3 artists; was not satisfied with any of these because felt that the 'length is too great for the height'; adds that if they were to build something like a temple as first proposed at the end of the avenue, the attention would be on the building and not the trees; suggests that if they decide on a bench, it might be better to make it less visible, by painting it green for example; mentions that he intends to visit Bulstrode in October and will come at a time that most suits the duke.
Termgardens, landscape gardening, Bulstrode

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA10906Repton; Humphry (1752-1818); Mr; landscape gardener1752-1818
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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