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HER Number:MDV10342
Name:Former Escot House


The former Escot House was designed by Robert Hooke in 1677-8 for Sir Walter Yonge, subsequently altered by James Wyettt in circa 1795 and destroyed by fire in 1808.


Grid Reference:SY 082 981
Map Sheet:SY09NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTalaton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTALATON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY09NE/16/7

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVII to XIX - 1677 AD to 1808 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, Unknown (Migrated Record). SDV1416.

Illustrations by swete (dro).

DYMOND, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV23630.

Escot. House and contents destroyed by fire, 27th december 1808 (dymond).

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV326763.

Designed by robert hooke in 1677-8 for sir walter yonge, altered by james wyett in c.1795, destroyed by fire in 1808 (doe).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV335.

Escot (estcote) was first recorded in 1227 (hoskins).

GALLANT, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV943.

Escot house had a good view of the park that lay behind the house in c18 (gallant).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102823.

Dymond, r. /tda/17(1885)177/6th report of the committee on works of art in devonshire.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102824.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102825.

Hoskins, w. G. /devon/(1954)484.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102826.

Polwhele, r. /history of devon/3(1806)271.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102827.

Dro/564m/9/7(illustrations by swete).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102828.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102829.

Cherry, b. + pevsner, n. /the buildings of england:devon/(1989)356.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102830.

Cherry, b. /pdas/46(1988)107-110/the devon country house in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries/plates 15,16.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102831.

Campbell, c. /vitruvius britannicus/(1715-25).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102832.

Batten, m. /walpole society/35(1936-7)/the architecture of robert hooke.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102833.

Calvin, h. M. /a biographical dictionary of british architects 1600-1840/(1978).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102834.

Des=longstaffe-gowan, t. /report on the history of the grounds of escot house (1991)/unpublished report by arcturns/copy in parish file.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102835.

Des=gallant, l. /deer parks/(1986)/manuscript in smr.

Cherry, B., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV109648.

Built on a new site, with a compact but complex plan. Of brick with stone dressings, with an elaborate elevation. Included in vitruvius britannicus.(cherry).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV102823Migrated Record:
SDV102824Migrated Record:
SDV102825Migrated Record:
SDV102826Migrated Record:
SDV102827Migrated Record:
SDV102828Migrated Record:
SDV102829Migrated Record:
SDV102830Migrated Record:
SDV102831Migrated Record:
SDV102832Migrated Record:
SDV102833Migrated Record:
SDV102834Migrated Record:
SDV102835Migrated Record:
SDV109648Migrated Record: Cherry, B..
SDV1416Migrated Record: Unknown. Unknown. Devon Record Office Collection. Unknown.
SDV23630Migrated Record: DYMOND.
SDV326763Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV335Migrated Record:
SDV943Migrated Record: GALLANT.

Associated Monuments

MDV44295Related to: Escot Park (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 27 2014 10:23AM