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Repton,

village, Derbyshire, central England. It was once a capital of the kingdom of MerciaMercia
, one of the kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England, consisting generally of the region of the Midlands. It was settled by Angles c.500, probably first along the Trent valley.
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. A monastery, the seat of the Mercia bishops, stood there in the 7th cent. but was later destroyed by the Danes. Remains exist of a priory founded in 1172, and the Church of St. Wystan has a fine Saxon crypt. The village is known for Repton School (1557), a public school for boys established on the grounds of the priory.

Repton

Humphry. 1752--1818, English landscape gardener
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Items brought in to be valued include a ceremonial wooden spoon presented to the student who got the worst exam results in the history of Cambridge University, one of the last flasks of naval rum to be produced, and a book of designs by famous landscape gardener Humphry Repton.
The views of and from landed estates are matters for heated debate in this novel, with Humphry Repton, Austen's contemporary and the most celebrated landscape designer of his day, invoked several times by name when the oafish Rushworth seeks to "improve" his estate.
The lodge sits on the edge of Stoneleigh Abbey Park which was designed by Humphry Repton and embraces the Grade I listed Abbey buildings.
It's just 200 years since Humphry Repton presented plans in 1809 to move the Avon closer to the house to create a lake effect.
For what was Humphry Repton famous in the 18th century?
5), they wrote, reflecting the imprint upon their minds of English landscapes fashioned a previous generation or four by Capability Brown and Humphry Repton.
Ym 1799, mae Humphry Repton y cynllunydd gerddi enwog yn awgrymu gosod cofeb ger y gromlech i nodi'r cysylltiad Derwyddol, felly yn sicr mae Repton yn gyfarwydd damcaniaethau Rowlands fod y capfeini yn gerrig yr allor, ond wedyn erbyn 1800 mae William Bingley yn amau os yw damcaniaeth Rowlands yn gywir.
Sir Humphry Repton, one of the most famous "improvers," who designed the landscape at Stoneleigh Abbey, Jane Austen's mother's ancestral estate, and who is mentioned in Mansfield Park, iterated bis principles in his 1803 Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening.
They also fulfilled Walpole's stated preference for an "old fashioned' formal garden near to the house for reasons of convenience, a methodology later adopted by the 'father of modern gardening' Humphry Repton (1752-1818).
The park and gardens are no less a palimpsest than the house, and Adshead describes the successive contributions of George London and Henry Wise (probably), Charles Bridgeman, 'Capability' Brown and Humphry Repton.