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Knightshayes Court

  • House & Family History: Knightshayes is a High Victorian French Gothic style house of snecked red Hensley stone with Ham Hill dressings and a red tile roof.

    Comments: The garden is considered one of the greatest in Devon.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The grounds contain one of the few surviving stické courts. The game, which was developed in the late 19th century, is an indoor racquet sport that merged real tennis, racquets, and lawn tennis. Of the estimated 50 stické courts that once existed throughout the British Empire, only three are known to survive today: Knightshayes, Hartham Park (Wiltshire), and Rashtrapati Niwas, a former residence of the British viceroy in Shimla, India.

  • Architect: William Burges

    Date: 1869
    Designed: House

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    Architect: John Gregory Crace

    Date: 1875
    Designed: Interiors

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    Architect: Ernest George

    Date: 1902
    Designed: Smoking Room

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  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II*

  • "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1983 - TV movie).
  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir John Heathcoat-Amory, late 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: The National Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01884-254-665

    Fax: 01884-243-050

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No