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HER Number:MDV11229
Name:Shute Barton, Formerly Shute House


Shute Barton, incorporating the remains of the earlier Shute House.


Grid Reference:SY 252 974
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishShute
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHUTE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY29NE/21
  • Old Listed Building Ref (I): 88159

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANOR HOUSE (XIV to XVIII - 1301 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130930.

Doe/hhr: axminster r. D. /(-/1/1960)23/provisional list.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130931.

Des=photo in parish file.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130932.

Jewers, a. J. /tda/33(1901)714/the churches of colyton and shute, and the pole monuments there.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130933.

Pevsner, n. /the buildings of england, south devon/(1952)259-260.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130934.

Hoskins, w. G. /devon/(1954)476.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130935.

Des=delderfield, e. /western morning news/(7/10/1977)/scrapbook/vol.2, p.6.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130936.

Brooking-rowe, j. /tda/39(1907)31/proceedings at the annual meeting.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130937.

Lysons, d. + s. /magna britannia/6(1822)443.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130938.

Polwhele, r. /history of devonshire/(1797)315.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130939.

Hussey, c. /country life/109(1951)326-330,398-401/shute barton.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130940.

Allden, a. /dcra survey of national trust property/(1979).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130941.

Seymour, d. J. /t. T. N. H. S. /12(1955-58)14/the smaller manor houses of medieval devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130942.

Higham, r. A. /the castles of medieval devon/(1979)53.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130943.

Parker, j. /some account of the domestic architecture in england. /2(1859) 356.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130944.

Anon/psanhs/73 part i(1927)37-38/old shute house.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130945.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130946.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130947.

Doe/hhr:62:part of east devon(19/10/1984)154.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130948.

Des=ntas/shute barton, devon/(1984)5/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130949.

Shute barton devonshire/(1975)/cited by nmr with no further reference.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130950.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130951.

Des=waterhouse, r. /survey of shute 1559/(2000)/in pf.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130952.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130954.

Cherry, b. + pevsner, n. /the buildings of england: devon/(1989)729-31.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130955.

Gray, t. /the garden history of devon: an illustrated guide to sources/(1995)203-7.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130956.

Pugsley, s. /devon gardens - an historical survey/(1994)33-6.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130957.

Des=gsb prospection/shute barton: geophysical survey report 2002/21/(2002)/report in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130958.

Cooper,n. /(1997)/shute barton: draft report/in pf.

Waterhouse, R. E., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139351.

Survey of old shute house c.1559 transcribed into modern english and consistent measurement by robert waterhouse. Shute was largely built by william, lord bonville (d.1461) and added to by his son-in-law, the marquis of dorset. Sequestration occurred after 1554 and the execution of lady jane grey. Shute was purchased from the crown by william pole in 1560. The medieval building consisted of a hall and associated buildings with access into the church to the east (waterhouse).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177625.

The remains of shute house date partly from 1380, partly late 15th century, and partly elizabethan. The gatehouse and walls to its left ending in symmetrical pavilions are elizabethan, of about 1570. The mansion consists of two wings at right-angles - northeast and southeast. The house once extended considerably northeast, where buttresses now prop the remainder, the demolition dating from about 1785. Southeast range: essentially of about 1380, with the kitchen on the ground floor and hall above. The kitchen has a large hearth and a 15th century screen, the hall a roof with broad collar beams and curved wind-braces. The storey between the two is a later alteration. The hall is reached by a newel-stair in a turret at the angle between the two ranges. Northeast range. Appears to be late 15th century, at which time the square tower against the southeast front was probably added, within which is a panelled late 17th century room. The two main ranges form two sides of a court-yard whose other sides are lower. A small gateway pierces the south-west range above which is a room used, it seems, as an oratory (pevsner).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1907.

A 14th-16th century house with gatehouse and tower (higham).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV335.

Shute was purchased by sir john ploe in 1787, and he built shute house. The arms of william pole appear on the gatehouse of the old mansion. Shute barton and remains of shute house. Medieval remains and later building called old shute house on tithe map c.1840. Maintained by the national trust (hoskins).

Allden, A., Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV117058.


FOR DEERPARK SEE SY29NW/91, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130925.

The manor-house has been pulled down with the exception of the gatehouse, which is temp. Henry viii, with octagonal turrets, a battlement, and oriel window (parker).(for deerpark see sy29nw/91).

PSANHS 1950, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130926.

Description of archtectural features given (psanhs 1950).

JEWERS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV43851.

Shute barton (old shute) incorporating the remains of shute house. Shute house ran up close to the church, and only a small portion, doubtless the south corner, the kitchen and the domestics' quarters, now remains. It has now been converted into a farmhouse. The old house was demolished in 1786 (jewers).

Windsor, M., 1988-1989, Parish of Shute and Whitford (Cartographic). SDV358746.

Fisher, J., 1999, East Devon Conservation Area Appraisals: Colyton, 12, 15 (Report - non-specific). SDV346548.

There are several buildings in the vicinity of Colyton that have significant architectural or historical links with the town. Shute Barton is a former 16th century mansion of the Pole family whose chapel is within the Parish Church.

Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 1999, Shute (Un-published). SDV104256.

In the early 16th century Leland noted that Shute Barton was 'a right goodly manor house …. And by it a goodly great park'. In 1780 most of the old house was demolished to create a drive from the gatehouse to the newly built Shute House to the south-east.

GSB Prospection, 2002, Shute Barton (Report - Geophysical Survey). SDV130929.

In 2002 a geophysical survey was undertaken to the east of the present house where possibly the great hall, cellars, parlour and other chambers were located prior to their demolition in the 18th century. The survey identified a number of linear anomalies concentrated at the south-east end of the survey area possibly signifying structural elements of the earlier building.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 1004 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Shute Barton incorporates parts of the former medieval (and later) Shute House. In 1780 most of old house was demolished to create a drive from the gatehouse to the newly built Shute House to the southeast (site 1007). Listed Grade I. Other buildings recorded at the SMR are the gatehouse which dates from c. 1550 (SY 2522 9751) Listed Grade I; an 18th century or earlier barn (SY 2522 9744) Listed Grade II and c. 18th century stables (SY 2520 9745) Listed Grade II.

Cooper, N. + Manning, P. + Blaylock, S., 2008, Shute Barton, Devon. Historic Building Analysis and Archaeological Survey (Report - Survey). SDV348131.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

University College London, 2016, Legacies of British Slave Ownership, https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/44005 (Website). SDV361234.

Given simply as Sir William Pole in the compensation records (1835), shared with Henry Combe Compton (q.v.) the compensation for the Golden Rock and Mills estate on St Kitts, of which they are shown as Proprietors in the 1817 and 1822 Slave Registers. Address: Shute House, Shute, Axminster.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV104256Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 1999. Shute. Devon Register Review. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV117058Report - Survey: Allden, A..
SDV130925Migrated Record: FOR DEERPARK SEE SY29NW/91.
SDV130926Migrated Record: PSANHS 1950.
SDV130929Report - Geophysical Survey: GSB Prospection. 2002. Shute Barton. GSB Prospection. 2002/21. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV130930Migrated Record:
SDV130931Migrated Record:
SDV130932Migrated Record:
SDV130933Migrated Record:
SDV130934Migrated Record:
SDV130935Migrated Record:
SDV130936Migrated Record:
SDV130937Migrated Record:
SDV130938Migrated Record:
SDV130939Migrated Record:
SDV130940Migrated Record:
SDV130941Migrated Record:
SDV130942Migrated Record:
SDV130943Migrated Record:
SDV130944Migrated Record:
SDV130945Migrated Record:
SDV130946Migrated Record:
SDV130947Migrated Record:
SDV130948Migrated Record:
SDV130949Migrated Record:
SDV130950Migrated Record:
SDV130951Migrated Record:
SDV130952Migrated Record:
SDV130954Migrated Record:
SDV130955Migrated Record:
SDV130956Migrated Record:
SDV130957Migrated Record:
SDV130958Migrated Record:
SDV139351Migrated Record: Waterhouse, R. E..
SDV177625Migrated Record:
SDV1907Migrated Record:
SDV335Migrated Record:
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV346548Report - non-specific: Fisher, J.. 1999. East Devon Conservation Area Appraisals: Colyton. East Devon District Council. A4 Stapled + Digital. 12, 15.
SDV348131Report - Survey: Cooper, N. + Manning, P. + Blaylock, S.. 2008. Shute Barton, Devon. Historic Building Analysis and Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology. 08.80. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 1004.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #71685 ]
SDV358746Cartographic: Windsor, M.. 1988-1989. Parish of Shute and Whitford. Illustrated Map. A3 Folded + Digital.
SDV361234Website: University College London. 2016. Legacies of British Slave Ownership. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/. Website. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/44005.
SDV43851Migrated Record: JEWERS.

Associated Monuments

MDV81614Related to: Gate-piers and Gates West of Shute Barton (Building)
MDV11241Related to: Parkland to the North of Shute House, Shute (Monument)
MDV64774Related to: Walled Garden South of Old Shute House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5550 - Historic Building Recording and Archaeological Survey at Shute Barton

Date Last Edited:Jun 21 2019 6:05PM