The Garden Guide

Book: Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening, 1795
Chapter: Chapter 1: Concerning different characters and situations

Culford Red Book

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CULFORD. The house stands on the side of a hill, gently sloping towards the south; but nearly one-half of the natural depth of the valley has been destroyed to obtain an expanse of water, which, in so flat a situation, I think ought not to have been attempted; and I am certain, by proper management of the water, the house would appear to stand on a sufficient eminence above it, and hot so low as the present surface of the water seems to indicate; since the eye is always disposed to measure from the surface of neighbouring water, in forming a judgment of the height of any situation.