(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Entangled Landscapes and the ‘Dead Silence’? Humphry Repton, Jane Austen and the Upchers of Sheringham Park, Norfolk

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

Finch Jonathan ;

  • Department of Archaeology, University of York


This paper explores two aspects of designed landscapes in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries that are often neglected—first, the importance derived from intersecting (auto)biographies of designers and patrons; and second, how they relate to global social, economic and political networks. Sheringham Park, Norfolk, reveals the significance of the relationship between the designer, Humphry Repton, the patron and his wife within their respective (auto)biographies. It is positioned alongside Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park (1814), its exact contemporary, to draw out relationships between the principle actors and the wider colonial world. The paper will therefore address questions about the role of designed landscapes in personal and historical narratives, and in particular, their position within the international issue of colonialism.

On explore deux aspects de paysages conçus fin 18e et début 19e siècles qui ont été souvent négligés de prime abord, ainsi que l'importance du croisement des biographies de concepteurs et de clients. Secondairement, on se demande comment ils peuvent se rapporter aux réseaux sociaux, économiques et politiques mondiaux. Le parc Sheringham dans le Norfolk révèle la signification de la relation entre le concepteur, le client et sa femme dans leurs biographies respectives. On s'interroge sur le rôle de paysages conçus dans des récits personnels et historiques et sur leur position à l'intérieur de la question internationale de colonialisme.


Article of periodic

published at : Landscape research / ISSN 1469-9710

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1976)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 39, no1 [pp. 82-99]
Published in 20140102

Bibliographic references : 41



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1080/01426397.2013.848848

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