1867 – Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex

People and Places Discussed and Pictured in Chapter 7 of:

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 The first Baron Braybrooke commissioned Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown to landscape his gardens at Audley End in 1763, and, in 1867, the fifth Lord Braybrooke engaged James Pulham and Son to construct what is now known as ‘The Pond Garden’ containing two pools – one of which contained a fountain, and the other an Otter House to house Lord Braybrooke’s pet otter, Paddy – a rose garden, and a rockery of Pulhamite ‘cliffs’ to accommodate his newly acquired Alpine plants, collected during his recent trips to Switzerland.

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An additional ‘Chapter’ was published each month over a period of five years on this website under the tag of ‘Where? / Site of the Month’, and these can now be accessed alphabetically under the comprehensive ‘Where? / Gazetteer’ tag, so don’t miss those.   Click on the link to see the complete list of Pulham sites described and illustrated by Claude Hitching.

Another link that you might like to refer to takes you to the ‘Press and Media / Book Reviews’ tag, where you can read all the reviews of ‘Rock Landscapes‘ written by professional critics in the National and Garden Press.

To check out the names of the People and Places featured and illustrated in any of the other Chapters, click the CONTENTS link to return to the main CONTENTS Page.   Click here to go direct to the ‘Book Shop’.   Happy Reading to all our followers

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A full description of the work done by James Pulham and Son at Audley End – together with a number of pictures – can be found in Chapter 7 of Rock Landscapes: The Pulham Legacy – the critically-acclaimed and lavishly illustrated, definitive story of the lives and work of James Pulham and Son.   Written by Claude Hitching, with featured photography by Jenny Lilly.   Published by Garden Art Press.

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