Escot House, Ottery St Mary, England
Record Id: 1265
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
The house was designed for Sir Walter Yonge by Robert Hooke in 1677-8. The formal gardens were swept away in favour of a landscape park on both sides of the valley in the late 18th century. There was a kitchen garden to the west of the house. Alterations to the house were made by James Wyatt around 1795. The house was destroyed by fire in 1808, and it and the church were rebuilt in 1839.
Brief history of site
The house was designed for Sir Walter Yonge by Robert Hooke in 1677-8.
Address: Escot Park , EX11 1LU
Locality: Ottery St Mary
Devon; East Devon; Ottery St. Mary
Historical County: Devon
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The gardens are off the A30, between Exeter and Honiton in East Devon.
Opening contact details:
The site is open daily from 10 am. Please see:
Form of site: country estate
Purpose of site: Recreational/sport
Context or principal building: house
Site first created: 1677 to 1678
Main period of development: Late 17th century
Survival: Part: standing remains