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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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Humphry Repton: The Red Books for Brandsbury and Glemham Hall.
Humphry Repton: Landscape Gardening and the Geography of Georgian England.
Erbyn 1803, a wedi priodi dynes gyfoethog, mae Price yn adeiladu Plas Cadnant ger Porthaethwy a'r tebygrwydd yw ei fod wedi defnyddio syniadau ac arddull Humphry Repton wrth gynllunio'r gerddi.
Together, Pope's precept of 'genius of the place' and Walpole's 'spirit of the landscape,' led directly to the later Picturesque theories of William Gilpin (1724-1804), Uvedale Price (1747-1829), Richard Payne Knight (1751-1824) and Humphry Repton.
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. Meanwhile, Sanderson Miller, James 'Athenian' Stuart and Soane furnished the landscape with garden buildings.
The book is rounded off with an 'Afterword' on Humphry Repton. It also offers a very extensive and accurate bibliography, of both primary and secondary sources.
A carpenter working for Humphry Repton in Northamptonshire in the 1800s thought that it was rare to find one skilled worker in forty up to the job.
This no doubt reflects the strongly literary character of the Picturesque movement itself (the landscape gardener Humphry Repton obligingly wrote an essay, replete with Picturesque theory, about every major commission that he undertook), but it is unfortunate that one or two of the contributors should have chosen to veil their thoughts in a style so opaque as sometimes to be barely comprehensible.
The gardens were designed by Humphry Repton, the famous landscape artist and 2018 marks the 200th anniverary of his death.
The lodge is situated on the edge of the historic Stoneleigh Abbey Park, which was designed by Humphry Repton around the Grade I listed abbey buildings which have evolved over 600 years.
Set in 108 acres, its gardens, woodlands and grottos were designed by Humphry Repton, considered the successor to England's greatest landscape gardener, Capability Brown.
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.