This is a beta version of NNDB
Search: for

Humphry Repton

Humphry ReptonBorn: 21-Apr-1752
Birthplace: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Died: 24-Mar-1818
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, St. Michael and All Angels Churchyard, Aylsham, Norfolk, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Landscape Architect

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Successor to Capability Brown

English landscape architect born 1752 at Bury St. Edmonds and resided 1775 at Aylsham. About 1788 he was the first to adopt the professional title of "landscape gardener", succeeding to Capability Brown, and occasionally acted as architect until assisted by two of his sons. He published numerous works on gardening and architecture.

Repton drew many designs for ladies' souvenirs, etc., and for twenty years furnished drawings for the miniature views of Seats in Peacock's Polite Repository, which for eighteen years was engraved by John Peltro who died 5 August 1808. His first chief landscape work was about 1791 at Cobham Hall. "I gave general plans for the whole (house and grounds), with the assistance of my son only in the architectural department, as at Brentry Hill; Cotham Bank; Organ Hall; Stapleton; Stratton Park; Scarisbrick; Panshanger; Bayham; etc." He altered the south front of Barmingham Hall, near Cromer, and circa 1795 produced volumes of designs for the disfigurement of Magdalen College, Oxford, and the disposal of its pleasure grounds.

Father: John Repton (excise collector)
Mother: Martha Fitch
Wife: Mary Clarke (m. 1773, four children)

    High School: Norwich Grammar School

Do you know something we don't?
Submit a correction or make a comment about this profile

Copyright ©2019 Soylent Communications