A “surveyor” called Grady

Posted on February 19th, 2006 by Sian Jones

Peter Mountfield is trying to identify a “surveyor” called Grady – no other names given – who is credited by J P Neale in his “Views of the Residences…” of c. 1821 with recently laying out the park and gardens of Wildernesse ( a big house in Seal, near Sevenoaks, Kent) for the Marquis Camden.

Grady is not mentioned in Loudon’s Encyclopaedia of Gardening of c.1840 or in Hadfield’s current “British Gardeners: a Biographical Dictionary”. This information would be most useful for a new book on the history of Seal, due for publication in 2007.

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