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, restoration

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Having too frequently regretted the demolishing of old mansions, it is a peculiar satisfaction to me to be called upon to improve the ancient mansion of an ancient family: and, while I indulge my fondness for antiquity, I will endeavour to justify the plans I suggest, by answering such objections as may, perhaps, be offered; at the same time that I assign the reasons for my opinion.