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The Lake And Gardens, Stourhead, Wiltshire. | by Jim Linwood
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The Lake And Gardens, Stourhead, Wiltshire.

The gardens were designed by Henry Hoare II and laid out between 1741 and 1780 in a classical 18th-century design set around a large lake, achieved by damming a small stream. The inspiration behind their creation were the painters Claude Lorrain, Poussin and, in particular, Gaspar Dughet, who painted Utopian-type views of Italian landscapes. It is similar in style to the landscape gardens at Stowe

 

The Stourhead gardens were used in the Stanley Kubrick film Barry Lyndon.

 

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Taken on April 4, 2009