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photoblog image Dudmaston Hall 4/7

Dudmaston Hall 4/7

William Whitmore (1745–1815) commissioned the gardener and landscape designer William Emes to produce a scheme for the grounds. Emes came up with a formal plan but it was never executed. Instead, Whitmore left his wife, Frances Lister, and his own gardener, Walter Wood, to develop the grounds. Carefully controlling the Quatt Brook, a small tributary of the Severn to the south of the hall, Wood now reshaped its course through the Dingle, a small, wooded valley, which was itself artfully quarried and sculpted. His small cliffs, waterfalls and rustic bridges created a framework for the winding paths and seating areas, laid out by Frances.

Dudmaston Hall 4/7

William Whitmore (1745–1815) commissioned the gardener and landscape designer William Emes to produce a scheme for the grounds. Emes came up with a formal plan but it was never executed. Instead, Whitmore left his wife, Frances Lister, and his own gardener, Walter Wood, to develop the grounds. Carefully controlling the Quatt Brook, a small tributary of the Severn to the south of the hall, Wood now reshaped its course through the Dingle, a small, wooded valley, which was itself artfully quarried and sculpted. His small cliffs, waterfalls and rustic bridges created a framework for the winding paths and seating areas, laid out by Frances.

comments (11)

Such a pleasant place! It reminds me a bit of the walk around the lake at Croome Court!
Brian Walbey: Most of these big houses had lakes to look at from the house, and if there wasn't one they got the serfs to dig one.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 4 Oct 2018, 01:34
Terrific colors! The diagonals work well here. What a sky!!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bonnie, it is a great place for this sort of picture, I took loads to be honest.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 4 Oct 2018, 06:18
Very agreeable parkland isn't it
Brian Walbey: It's very nice Chris, I took a lot of shots from different places.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Oct 2018, 06:26
A very pleasing image, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 4 Oct 2018, 07:12
This looks very pleasing Brian.
Brian Walbey: It's very nice Chad, I took a lot of shots from different places.
The gardens at Dudmaston are particularly fine Brian
Brian Walbey: I must admit to taking quite a lot of pictures round the area of the lake.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Oct 2018, 11:02
A wonderful English landscape garden on a lovely day!
Brian Walbey: It is a beautiful garden area, believe it or not we had a heavy shower of rain shortly after I took this.
In this case a landscape designer wasn't really needed, Brian. A lovely scene.
Brian Walbey: It was probably designed by one of the famous landscape artists from years gone by.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Oct 2018, 18:11
A lovely scene with some sign of autumn colours.
Brian Walbey: It was during September last year if I recall.
one field slanting right and the this side of the river slants left... superb point of view....petersmile
Brian Walbey: I took a lot of picutres of the lake from different places along this side, we didn't have time to walk right round.
Landscape gardening on the grand scale!
Brian Walbey: Very much so Tom.

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