"The fidelity of a mirror" : the late 18th and early 19th century landscape at Middleton Hall.

Fox, Sara. (2014) "The fidelity of a mirror" : the late 18th and early 19th century landscape at Middleton Hall. Masters thesis, University of Wales, Trinity St David.

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The intention of this study is to examine evidence for the designed landscape at Middleton Hall, now the site of the National Botanic Garden of Wales, during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Very little documentary evidence remains of Sir William Paxton’s improvements to the estate and there are no plans or letters confirming the involvement of various individuals. However two vital sources of information are still extant. There is a detailed description of a visit to Middleton Hall in 1813 made by the Harcourt Family and an album of watercolours with a plan of the park by Thomas Hornor made in 1815 and still in the possession of Paxton’s descendants. The deconstruction of these two primary sources offers a great deal of information about the landscape at Middleton Hall which was evolving at the juncture between two great movements in landscape design.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Series: Carmarthen / Lampeter Dissertation.;.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Middleton Hall (Wales), Landscape
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Masters Dissertations
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Depositing User: John Dalling
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2014 16:33
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2023 11:18
URI: https://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/372

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