The Garden Guide

Book: Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, 1816
Chapter: Fragment Xxi. From A Report Concerning Frome House, Dorsetshire.

Frome House, Dorsetshire

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A SEAT OF NICHOLAS GOULD, ESQ. THE character of a place will always be influenced by the style of the house; and I have ever considered, that, without absolute necessity, to destroy an ancient mansion, venerable by age, denotes as bad taste as to erect a modern castle or abbey, where there are no vestiges or pretensions for a building of that description.