18th Century

Warbrook

The Canal

Warbrook

In the early 18th century at Warbrook, John James had the formal canal constructed following the French La Notre style. In 1712, James had translated Dezallier d’Argenville, The Theory and Practice of Gardening from the French to English which probably contributed to his own formal garden planning and those of other English patrons and craftsmen.

Highclere Castle

The Temple or Rotunda, at Highclere Castle reflects the classical style seen by rich young men on their grand tours of Europe during the 18th century.

Highclere Castle

The Rotunda

Ha-ha at Hale Park

Ha-ha at Hale Park

Hale Park

The ha-ha was built to provide a seamless view from the garden to the pasture beyond.  The ha-ha could be just a ditch or fence.  Here, at Hale, it was built of brick, probably for the architect Thomas Archer.

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