Escot House 1265

Ottery St Mary, England, Devon, East Devon

Brief Description

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.

History

The house was designed for Sir Walter Yonge by Robert Hooke in 1677-8.

Visitor Facilities

The site is open daily from 10 am. Please see: http://www.wildwoodescot.org

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The site is open daily from 10 am. Please see: http://www.wildwoodescot.org


Directions

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

Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Ottery St. Mary
Associated People

People associated to Escot House