Hello, Debois.org.uk is currently a holding site for articles and information regarding the 2016 Brown Tercentenary. Please click the video above to see the film we made of the Ampthill day. 

Click here to read the Debois prototype tour guide for Ampthill Park (right click + save as to download).

Click here to download John Phibbs' FT articlMore Than Capable (August 20th 2011). Click here to read the article on the FT website.

Click here to download Adam Clarke's notes from the day.  

 specialists in historic landscape:

                      Mediaeval and formal

                     Charles Bridgeman, Capability Brown, Humphry Repton

                     W. S. Gilpin, J. C. Loudon, Gertrude Jekyll and the modernists

                      Conservation Management Plans

In the beginning therewere five of us, and by about 1981 we had already worked on a number of landscapes - Wimpole, Ickworth, Blickling and Felbrigg for the National Trust, as well as Castle Bromwich Hall, Painshill and Osborne House, and we were mucking about in the pub, trying to think of a name for what was becoming a business. We were tired, and when John said 'how about 'Debois', as in 'De boys'll be round for de dough'. that was it, and the name has been with us ever since.

The moral of this story is that you should never muck about. So, if you're interested in us, or in landscape, send an email.



Ashmeads House, Chalford, GL68JL


01434 681084 

Mallowburn Cottages,Wark-upon-Tyne, NE48 3NX


Debois Landscape Survey Group call John Phibbs 01285 760403 if curious