Codsall Wood, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, WV8 1RE
< Back to listings


Evidence of Brown's involvement - no plan or accounts are known - comes from a statement by architect James Paine in 1767 where he speaks enthusiastically of the park, and of The Pool in particular, and refers to Brown 'who designed and conducted the execution of the improvements of this justly admired park' (Stroud 1975, 147). Paine often worked at the same sites as Brown.

The landscaping was probably completed about 1761, as the improvements are shown on a plan of that date by Thomas White, a 'pupil' of Brown's.

Comparison of that plan with one of the early C18 is the best indication of what was done: defining the bounds of the park; removing field boundaries and some buildings; planting clumps and other woodland, and creating The Canal.