Ten historic English landscapes and the remarkable women designers, writers, botanists and artists who created them
This Coade Stone figure of Father Thames is situated in the forecourt of Ham House in the London borough of Richmond upon Thames. It was created by the London sculptor John Bacon RA in 1775. As a youth Bacon had been apprenticed to a porcelain manufacturer and soon found recognition for his talent. From 1771 until his death in 1799 he was the chief designer and manager of the Coade Artificial Stone Company.
Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places
It's not just about Capability Brown gardens and grand stately homes. From public parks with fountains and follies to subterranean cave dwellings beneath our streets, we think everybody should know about the places in England that have witnessed some of the most important historic events.
Our major campaign, sponsored by specialist insurer, Ecclesiastical, aims to highlight the places that have changed England and the world.
Tell us about somewhere you think needs to be in the list of 100 Places.
This image: Vibrant polyanthus carpet the Nuttery at Sissinghurst. While the grove of coppiced hazel survives, the polyanthus were replaced with shade-loving plants in 1975.
Historic England's 'Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England' was established in 1983 and now contains over 1,600 sites. You can search for Registered Parks and Gardens on the National Heritage List for England. Search the List.
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