Category: Local History

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 […]

Old Parish photos

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Local Personalities

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 […]

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 […]

Old Maps

Winter Newsletter 2019: Legacy to Landscape – a three year project involving the community and celebrating a hidden area of landscape based upon an historic 1781 map of the Shute Estate. Our aim is to reveal the rich heritage of this hidden landscape that remained virtually unchanged for centuries. The 1781 Estate Map: We have […]

Umborne Hall 1948

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 […]

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