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Charles Bridgeman

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. Charles Bridgeman Marker
Inscription.

Landscape
Gardener
lived here
1723-1738

 
Erected 1984 by Greater London Council.
 
Location. 51° 30.804′ N, 0° 8.209′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadwick Street and Lexington Street, on the right when traveling west on Broadwick Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 54 Broadwick Street, City of Westminster, England W1F 7AH, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Canaletto (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Percy Bysshe Shelley (about 150 meters away); John William Polidori (about 180 meters away); Keith Moon (about 210 meters away); David Bowie (about 210 meters away); The Portuguese Embassy (about 240 meters away); Lord Stanley of Preston (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The 2i's Coffee Bar (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charles Bridgeman (Wikipedia). "Charles Bridgeman (1690–1738) was an English garden designer who helped pioneer the naturalistic landscape style. Although he was a key
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
2. Charles Bridgeman Marker - Wide View
figure in the transition of English garden design from the Anglo-Dutch formality of patterned parterres and avenues to a freer style that incorporated formal, structural and wilderness elements, Bridgeman's innovations in English landscape architecture have been somewhat eclipsed by the work of his more famous successors, William Kent and Lancelot "Capability" Brown (Jellicoe, et al., 1986, p. 72)." (Submitted on November 17, 2017.) 

2. Charles Bridgeman (English Heritage). Natural Landscapes: Horace Walpole regarded Bridgeman as the first English gardener to move away from the rigid ‘square precision of the foregoing age’ to the more natural landscape gardening of the Georgian period. This transition was exemplified by his work for the 1st Viscount Cobham at Stowe, Buckinghamshire. Between about 1713 and 1725 Bridgeman created one of the most important landscape gardens of the age, collaborating with architects such as John Vanbrugh and William Kent....Five years after moving in 54 Broadwick Street with his wife Sarah (d. 1743/4), Bridgeman was appointed Royal Gardener. In addition to designing the Round Pond (1728) and the Serpentine (1731) for Queen Caroline, he was responsible for a portfolio of properties including Hampton Court, St James’s Palace and Windsor Castle. Other commissions included the gardens at Rousham House in Oxfordshire and Amesbury in Wiltshire." (Submitted on November 17, 2017.) 
 
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