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HER Number:MDV27575
Name:Shute House


Large country house in landscaped park, divided into flats. Built 1787-90 for sir John Pole.


Grid Reference:SY 255 969
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishShute
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHUTE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY29NE/120
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*): 88152

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COUNTRY HOUSE (Built, XVIII - 1787 AD to 1790 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130402.

Doe/hhr:62:part of east devon(19/10/1984)151-152.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130403.

Hoskins, w. G. /devon/(1953)476.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130404.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130405.

Des=ntas/shute barton/(august 1984)/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130406.

Des=devon gardens trust/historic parks and gardens register review/(1999)/in pf.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130407.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130408.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV130409.

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

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV329581.

Shute house, haddon road. Large country house in landscaped park. Divided into flats. Built 1787-90 for sir john pole who in 1787 bought old shute house (shute barton). Large stuccoed house with slate hipped roof, parapet rusticated quoins and stringcourses (doe).

National Trust, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV5615.

Vis=estimated -/-/1984 (national trust) shute house is now a school (national trust).

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Map object based on this source.

Harpley, W., 1886, Report of the Council, 27 (Article in Serial). SDV361352.

Old Shute House, formerly the residence of the Pole family, now converted into a farmhouse. Massive chimney piece. Grotesque carvings on the tower.

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

Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N., 1989, The Buildings of England: Devon (Monograph). SDV325629.

Shute house is of late palladian composition with a 3 storey centre. Fine ceilings mostly with neo-classical ornament. Now divided into flats (cherry + pevsner).

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 1007 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Shute House. Large country house built 1787-90 for Sir John Pole. Listed Grade II*. The landscaped grounds included new roads, extensive parkland and a Ha Ha.

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

Map object based on this source.

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

List entry Number: 1171008
Grade: II*
Date first listed: 08-May-1967

Large country house in landscaped park. Divided into flats. Built 1787-90 for Sir John Pole who in 1787 bought Old Shute House (Shute Barton) qv.

Large stuccoed house with slate hipped roof, parapet rusticated quoins and stringcourses. North entrance front. Three storeys and basement and five bays. Sash windows with glazing bars. Central round-arched pilastered portico in stone with pediment.

Low flanking quadrant walls (screening service wings) with niches containing urns and terminating in two storey, four bay pavilions, also with rusticated quoins, parapets and hipped roofs.

South garden front 3:1:3 bays left and right full-height semi-circular bays with sashes, some retaining glazing bars. Central flight of steps with cast iron balustrade. First floor windows have iron balconettes. Set back right and left the rear walls of the service wings have blind arcading. Interior: contains Adam style rooms with moulded plaster ceilings, marble chimneypieces and staircase with wrought iron balustrade. Contains a private theatre of circa 1900, in north east wing, the moulded plaster ceiling and proscemium arch have been retained. Interior not inspected.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV130402Migrated Record:
SDV130403Migrated Record:
SDV130404Migrated Record:
SDV130405Migrated Record:
SDV130406Migrated Record:
SDV130407Migrated Record:
SDV130408Migrated Record:
SDV130409Migrated Record:
SDV325629Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume.
SDV329581Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. 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. 1007.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV358746Cartographic: Windsor, M.. 1988-1989. Parish of Shute and Whitford. Illustrated Map. A3 Folded + Digital.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV361352Article in Serial: Harpley, W.. 1886. Report of the Council. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 18. A5 Hardback. 27.
SDV5615Migrated Record: National Trust.

Associated Monuments

MDV11241Related to: Parkland to the North of Shute House, Shute (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 1 2018 3:00PM