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Eggesford House

  • Built / Designed For: Newton Fellowes (formerly Wallop), 4th Earl of Portsmouth.

    House & Family History: Eggesford was built on a virgin site in the 1820s for Newton Fellowes in an early example in Devon of the embattled Tudor style country house. In 1911 Eggesford was abandoned by the 7th Earl of Portsmouth; in 1917 the House was de-roofed and left to rot as a ruin. Since the late 1990s the owner-architect Edward Howell has been re-building parts of the ruined shell to create a new home.

  • Architect:

    Date: 1822
    Designed: House

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  • Title: Buildings of England: Devon, The
    Author: Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget; Nairn, Judy
    Year Published: 1989
    Publisher: London: Penguin
    ISBN: 0140710507
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Edward Howell; here since the mid-1990s.

    Past Seat / Home of: The Hon. Newton Fellowes, 19th century; John Fellowes Wallop, 7th Earl of Portsmouth, 19th-20th centuries.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No