Purley Hall and Charles Bridgeman

Our speaker is Ben Viljoen, a founder member of Berkshire Gardens Trust. Ben has always been interested in the history of 18th century English landscape gardening. He was delighted to find that both Charles Bridgeman, father of the English Landscape movement, and Humphry Repton, who succeeded Lancelot Brown, did work in Purley. His talk will be about the rich history of Purley Hall, a secluded Jacobean manor house that is not open to the public, and its connection with Charles Bridgeman.

This is the second of three talks in the Houses and Estates Talks Series. The other talks take place on 11th April and 13th June. You may book tickets for individual events or for all three talks in the series for a reduced price.  

After the talk, tea/coffee and cake will be available (included in the price). Pre-booking is preferred, but you can pay on the door, if there are spaces available.  

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£4
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Date

Thu 09 May

Time

14:00 - 15:30

Tickets

£5.00

Location

The Centre for Heritage & Family History
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ
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Organiser

The Centre - Berkshire FHS
Email
booking@berksfhs.org.uk
Website
https://berksfhs.org/branches/
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Speaker

  • Ben Viljoen

    Ben Viljoen is a founder member of the Berkshire Gardens Trust, which he helped set up to protect the garden heritage of West Berkshire. Ben has always been interested in the history of 18th century English landscape gardening, and was delighted to find that both Charles Bridgeman, father of the English Landscape movement and Humphry Repton who succeeded Lancelot Brown, did work in Purley, where he lives.