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Castle Hill House (Castle Hill)

  • House & Family History: The house was gutted by fire in 1934 and rebuilt.

  • Architect: John Soane

    Date: Circa 1786-90
    Designed: Alterations for 1st Earl Fortescue

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    Architect: Henry Herbert (Pembroke and Montgomery)

    Date: 1729-circa 1740
    Designed: Advised on remodeling of house for 1st Earl Clinton

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    Architect: Richard Boyle (Burlington)

    Date: 1729-circa 1740
    Designed: Advised on remodeling of house for 1st Earl Clinton

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    Architect: Gerald Wellesley (Wellington)

    Date: 1930s
    Designed: Rebuilt house after 1934 fire

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    Architect: Edward Blore

    Date: 1842-45
    Designed: Additions to house for 2nd Earl Fortescue

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    Architect: Roger Morris

    Date: 1729-circa 1740
    Designed: Rebuilt and enlarged house for 1st Earl Clinton under the direction of Lords Burlington and Herbert

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  • Country Life: Mar 17 & 24, 1934. Oct 29, 1938.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - HARDBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 2008
    Reference: pgs. 132, 150, 515, 707, 967
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 9780300125085
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: England's Lost Houses From the Archives of Country Life
    Author: Worsley, Giles
    Year Published: 2002
    Reference: pg. 8
    Publisher: London: Aurum Press
    ISBN: 1854108204
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Country Life: 100 Favourite Houses
    Author: Green, Candida Lycett
    Year Published: 1999
    Publisher: London: Boxtree
    ISBN: 0752213334
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Grade I

  • Current Seat / Home of: Arthur Gore, 9th Earl of Arran

    Past Seat / Home of: Hugh Fortescue, 1st Earl Clinton, 1st Baron Fortescue, 14th Baron Clinton, until 1751; Matthew Fortescue, 2nd Baron Fortescue, 1751-85; Hugh Fortescue, 3rd Baron Fortescue and 1st Earl Fortescue, 1785-1841; Hugh Fortescue, 2nd Earl Fortescue, 1841-61; Hugh Fortescue, 3rd Earl Fortescue, 1861-1905; Hugh Fortescue, 4th Earl Fortescue, 1905-32; Hugh William Fortescue, 5th Earl Fortescue, 1932-58.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: The house is available for weddings and events

  • House Open to Public: Grounds Open to the Public - House Only Open for Events / Exclusive Use

    Phone: 01598-760-336

    Fax: 01598-760-457

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://castlehilldevon.co.uk/

    Historic Houses Member: Yes