The house from an 1827 hand-colored aquatint from "Ackermann's Repository of Arts"
Built / Designed For: 6th Viscount Kilmorey
House & Family History: Shavington was an enormous house, with a 17-bay garden façade.
House Replaced By: In the early 21st century the Grade II-listed stables were converted into a modern house, which is today the seat of the Heywood-Lonsdale family.
Comments: Peter Reid, writing in "Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume II: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire," says that when Shavington was demolished in 1959, Shropshire "lost the grandest house of its date in the county."
Country Life: XLIV, 92, 112, 1918.
Title: Burke's & Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume II: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire
Author: Reid, Peter
Year Published: 1980
Reference: pgs. 112-113
Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Demolished
Park Listed: Destroyed
Current Seat / Home of: William and Johanna Heywood-Lonsdale
Past Seat / Home of: Thomas Needham, 6th Viscount Kilmorey, 17th century; Francis Jack Needham, 2nd Earl of Kilmorey, 19th century. Heywood-Lonsdale family.
Current Ownership Type: Demolished
Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No