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HER Number:MDV48366
Name:Upottery, Manor House


Site of the Manor House at Uppottery which burnt down in the second half of 20C


Grid Reference:ST 201 075
Map Sheet:ST20NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUpottery
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUPOTTERY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST20NW/86

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANOR HOUSE (XVI to XXI - 1501 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

1840s, Upottery (Cartographic). SDV125685.

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

Site of 'Manor House' shown on OS 25" (1880s & 1906) maps to the west of Upottery with extensive gardens to the north & south & 'The Park' to the west. Other details: Also on OS 25" (1906) map.

Ordnance Survey, 1906, 48SW (Cartographic). SDV125690.

RAF, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK, 2306-7 (Aerial Photograph). SDV325165.

19C manor house visible on RAF 1947 aerial photograph.

Unknown, 1992, Black & White Print film No BH 22, 7-8, 10-11 (Photograph). SDV125689.

Unknown, 1992, Colour Print Film No BH 3, 26-7, 29-30 (Photograph). SDV125688.

Unknown, 1992, Slide (Photograph). SDV125687.

Simpson, S. J. + Noble, S., 1992, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV125684.

There are various earthworks reflecting landscaping and tennis courts to the south of the bungalow. The present owners believe an early manor house to have been sited to the east of the bungalow where there is an almost square depression (24.5m x 24.8m) see sketch.

Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit, 1992 - 1993, Blackdown Hills Survey Archive (Archive - Survey). SDV324187.

Site of manor house now occupied by a modern bungalow.19th century manor house built by Addington reputedly on the site on an Elizabethan Manor house. 19th century house shown on OS 6" (1891) demolished about 30 years ago. The 19C Tithe Map Apportionment shows Plot 210 as "farmhouse buildings and court".

Curtis, G., 1994, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV325166.

Site burnt down by accident.

Meller, H., 2011, Down and Out, Some Lost and Forgotten Devon Country Houses, 20, 22 (Article in Serial). SDV347477.

The seat of the Addington family. The old manor house was rebuilt by William Addington, 2nd Viscount Sidmouth in 1846. William's father was Prime Minister Hentry Addington. It was sold by the 6th Viscount in 1953. Plans to turn it into a hotel came to naught and the house was demolished in 1962. Only the lodge and stables remain.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV125684Site Visit: Simpson, S. J. + Noble, S.. 1992. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report.
SDV125685Cartographic: 1840s. Upottery. Tithe Map and Apportionment.
SDV125687Photograph: Unknown. 1992. Slide.
SDV125688Photograph: Unknown. 1992. Colour Print Film No BH 3. 26-7, 29-30.
SDV125689Photograph: Unknown. 1992. Black & White Print film No BH 22. 7-8, 10-11.
SDV125690Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 48SW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV324187Archive - Survey: Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit. 1992 - 1993. Blackdown Hills Survey Archive. Blackdown Hills Survey Archive. A4 Unbound.
SDV325165Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK. Aerial Photograph. 2306-7.
SDV325166Worksheet: Curtis, G.. 1994.
SDV347477Article in Serial: Meller, H.. 2011. Down and Out, Some Lost and Forgotten Devon Country Houses. Devon Buildings Group Newsletter. 29. A4 Stapled + Digital. 20, 22.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV114726Related to: Landscaped Gardens at Little Manor, Upottery (Park/Garden)
MDV48424Related to: PARK in the Parish of Upottery (Monument)
MDV48606Related to: PARK in the Parish of Upottery (Monument)
MDV116356Related to: Possible Extraction Pit or Pond, within Grounds of the Former Manor House at Upottery (Monument)
MDV49358Related to: ROAD in the Parish of Upottery (Monument)
MDV72393Related to: Upottery, Manor Cottage (Building)
MDV72395Related to: Upottery, Manor Lodge (Building)
MDV72394Related to: Upottery, Old Coach House & Stable (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3555 - Unnamed Event
  • EDV3556 - Blackdown Hills Survey Archive
  • EDV3557 - Slide
  • EDV3558 - Colour Print Film No BH 3
  • EDV3559 - Black & White Print film No BH 22
  • EDV3560 - RAF/CPE/UK

Date Last Edited:Sep 1 2016 4:18PM