Bramham: Mapping Vistas and Avenues

Situated in Yorkshire between Leeds and Wetherby, about 15 kilometres north-east of Leeds, Bramham house lies in a landscape park consisting of three woodland areas, on the flat eastern edge of the Pennines, around 65 meters above sea level. The landscape garden is surrounded by farmland and patches of woodland. It is laid out around three branches of the upper course of Bramham beck, that drains into the Wharf, a tributary to the Ouse, which connects to Humber and then the North Sea, in the east.

The park is ornamented by a series of follies and avenues laid out in the 18th-century landscape tradition. It is a ‘decomposition’ of a French-style formal garden. It is based on a transformed grid of vistas and avenues connecting it.

Bramham park was mapped for searching for elements in the park related to weather and fog; with focus on bodies of water, and sight lines connected. Looking at where in the park fog could occur naturally. This study maps out all the bodies of water, and how they change over time, with a focus on the T-pond, which is the largest body of water at Branham park.