Humphrey Repton's Red Books

Panshanger, 1799

By Llinos Thomas

Panshanger, 1799 [DE/P/P21]
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

In 1799, Earl Cowper invited Humphrey Repton, the leading landscape gardener of his generation, to prepare plans to improve the grounds at Panshanger.

Repton widened the river to make a lake (at a cost of £2,000) and created an impressive park and woodland. The ‘Red Books’ containing his designs are amazing, and also survive for Tewin Water and Wall Hall.

This page was added on 05/10/2009.

Add your comment about this page

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Start the ball rolling by posting a comment on this page!