William Emes

(1730—1803) landscape designer and gardener

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(1730–1803), English landscape designer practising in a similar style to Capability Brown but usually working for less grand clients and particularly active in the midlands. His work survives at Arley Hall, Belton Hall (Lincolnshire), Chirk Castle, Dudmaston Hall (Shropshire), Erddig, Hawkstone Park, Sandon Park (Staffordshire), and Tixall Hall (Staffordshire). At Arley Hall in 1763 he laid out a great lawn south of the house separated from the park by a ha-ha. In 1785 he designed major work in the park—a tree belt and woodland, and the removal of hedges and fields to make a clean sweep down to a new lake.

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