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[24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off on Shute House | 2,675 views]
Shute House

Shute House, Shute

Description: Shute House : Grade 2*
Date Listed: 8 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 88152
Location: Shute, Devon EX13 7NY
OS Grid Reference: SY25569 96978

Shute House is a large country house in a landscaped park. It is currently divided into eight separate freehold properties with a further seven properties at the Stables.
The house was built between1787 and 1790 for Sir John William Pole who was married to Lady Anne  Pole ( Anne Templer of Stover ). Some time after his marriage to Anne in 1781, Sir John William Pole changed the …

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[3 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on Old Parish photos | 936 views]

Haddon Corner, Shute

Express Dairies, Seaton Junction c 1946

Peter Rugg  c 1917 (!)

A social gathering in the old Umborne Hall  c  ?

Peter & Phyllis Rugg’s wedding  1955
Leonard Maeer and bull

Leonard Maeer and young bull

If you have any old photos of Shute Parish – its buildings, people, events and views, please can I borrow them, scan them, put them on the website and then return them to you? Many thanks – Rick Wood

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[31 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on Seaton Junction | 8,332 views]
Seaton Junction

Seaton Junction, situated 3 miles west of Axminster and 7 miles east of Honiton, is a railway station – now closed – on the West of England Main Line from London Waterloo to Exeter. Originally named “Colyton for Seaton”, the single line station with its William Tite station house, with accommodation for the station master and his family and the booking office,  opened on 19th of July 1860 on completion of the Exeter Extension of the London and South Western Railway from Yeovil Junction to Exeter Central which was actually …

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[28 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on Peter Lea-Cox | 2,128 views]
Peter Lea-Cox

Peter Lea-Cox

Peter Lea-Cox studied at the Royal Academy of Music in the 60‘s, and then got a teaching job at Oundle School in Northampton for five years, as an assistant music master. From 1973 to 1986 he was on the staff of the Royal Academy of Music where he taught choral conducting, sight-singing, harmony and other subjects.  From 1973 to 1986, he was Director of Music at St. Jude-on-the-Hill Church in Hampstead Garden Suburb in London.  He also served as organist at St. Mary-at-Hill Church in the City of London …

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[18 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on King John’s Oak | 3,747 views]
King John’s Oak

King John’s Oak
 
(photos can be enlarged by left clicking on them twice)

Grid reference:      SY 24060  97381
Latitude:            50.771025
Longitude:          -3.0782970
Nearest Postcode:   EX13 7QP

King John’s Oak is the largest and probably the oldest oak tree in the West Country. It stands in private grounds (owned and managed by the Bird family) in an old deer park, called Woodend Park.

Latest News: Woodland Trust Tree of the Year Final 10 trees Award :
Pete Youngman AONB:   ” Shute Primary School have nominated our very own King Johns Oak, an 800 year old  Veteran …

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[14 Jan 2011 | Comments Off on Local Personalities | 564 views]

We would like to feature many local characters, with their permission of course, on this page. Articles, photos etc. to me please.
Please click on the article to enlarge it.
Peter Rugg

The Reserve Police Officers of Great Britain  by Rod. G. Attewell

Farming News 10th April 1992:

Western Morning News  19th March 1993:

Peter Lea-Cox

Peter Lea-Cox studied at the Royal Academy of Music in the 60‘s, and then got a teaching job at Oundle School in Northampton for five years, as an assistant music master. From 1973 to 1986 he was on the …

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[13 Jan 2011 | Comments Off on Shute – recent history | 584 views]

This section is devoted to articles and photos of recent events and occasions in the Shute /Umborne area. If you have any cuttings, souvenirs, photographs etc., please let me have them so I can scan them on to this page. This is just the beginning.
Please click on the article to enlarge it.
1. The Armada 400th Anniversary Celebrations – July 1988

2. A brief History of Shute

3. Seat donation at Haddon Corner, Shute

Haddon Corner, c 1945

4. Councillors’  Plaques presented  1987

5. Royal Golden Wedding  1997

6.  Queen’s Golden Jubilee 2002

Rick Wood

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[25 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on Shute War Memorial | 1,625 views]
Shute War Memorial

To the Glory of God and in grateful memory of the men of Shute who gave their lives
for their country in the Great War  1914 – 1918
W. Abbott

Name:
ABBOTT, WALTER

Nationality:
United Kingdom

Rank:
Private

Regiment/Service:
Devonshire Regiment

Unit Text:
4th (Reserve) Bn.

Age:
27

Date of Death:
07/07/1917

Service No:
203327

Additional information:
Son of Charles Abbott, of Seaton Rd., Musbury, Axminster. Devon.

Casualty Type:
Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference:
P. II. G. 8B.

Cemetery:
ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN

St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France
J.H. Dimond

Name:
DIMOND, JOHN HENRY

Initials:
J H

Nationality:
United Kingdom

Rank:
Private

Regiment/Service:
Lancashire Fusiliers

Unit Text:
15th Bn.

Age:
22

Date of Death:
08/04/1918

Service No:
47030

Additional information:
Son of William and S. J. Dimond, of Shute, Devon.

Casualty Type:
Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial …

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[23 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Old Maps | 1,218 views]
Old Maps

If you click on any of the maps and Lot details, they will appear in a larger format on a separate page. You can enlarge it again by clicking once more on that page (if it has a + sign).
The following maps and Lot details are from the Sale by Auction of the Shute Estate in 1929:

The following  maps are dated 1904:
Seaton Junction

East of Deer Park

Shute Deer Park

southeast of Little Umborne

Shute Marsh

south of Pottlelake to Parehayne

Big Umborne to Parkhayne

Patches to Lower Watchcombe

Lexhayne Lane north of Railway

Axminster to …

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[11 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Umborne Hall 1948 | 592 views]

The following article was taken from the:
Pulman’s Weekly News:  Tuesday January 13th  1948.
“Umbourne Has a Hall”.
Women’s Institute Enterprise.
Opening ceremony by Lady Carew Pole.
Saturday was  a great day for the Umbourne Women’s Institute, for it marked the opening by Lady Carew Pole of their new hall, erected on land belonging to the Shute estate at Painters Cross, Shute Marsh. From the end of the Sixteenth Century until a few years ago, the Pole family lived at Shute House, now used as a girls’ school.
In this remote part of Shute village, an …