Fisherwick Hall

A LOST LANDSCAPE

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Fisherwick Hall and Park in Staffordshire were designed by ‘Capability’ Brown, but they were destroyed within a generation. Neither remains today.

Situated just north of Lichfield, Elizabethan Fisherwick Hall was purchased by the 5th Earl (later Marquess) of Donegall in 1760. An extravagant young man, he commissioned Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown to design a new Palladian house and to re-landscape the formal park, between 1766 and 1774.

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