Repton & the Rich Apothecary New Light on Cote Bank

The Westbury area in the early 19th century (James Russell)

By James Russell Originally published in Avon Gardens Trust Journal No.1, Summer 2006 Introduction In his 1803 Observations on the Theory & Practice of Landscape Gardening Humphry Repton makes brief references to work carried out for one ‘William Broderup’ at a location near Bristol variously described as ‘Cote Bank’ or ‘Cotham Bank’. He tells us little about the commission except that he was assisted by his architect son John Adey Repton and that the site …

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