The Garden Guide

Book: Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening, 1795
Chapter: Chapter 6: On on the ancient style of gardening; Of symmetry and uniformity

Finedon, Northamptonshire

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FINEDON. There is no part of my profession more difficult and troublesome, than the attempt to modernise, in part only, those places which have been formerly decorated by the line and square of GEOMETRIC TASTE. To explain this difficulty, I will briefly state the difference between the principles on which improvements are now conducted, and those which governed the style of former periods. [Finedon Manor belonged to Mr English Dolben, who belonged to a family of ironmasters. The house survives and has been converted into flats. TT]