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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.

Location information:

Address: Escot Park , EX11 1LU

Locality: Ottery St Mary

Local Authorities:

Devon; East Devon; Ottery St. Mary

Historical County: Devon

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 192 Grid Ref: SY080983
Latitude: 50.777 Longitude: -3.30621


The gardens are off the A30, between Exeter and Honiton in East Devon.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open daily from 10 am. Please see:

Key information:

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

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