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Shobdon Court (Shobden Court) (Shopdon Court)

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier Jacobean house on, or near, the site of the current house.

    House & Family History: After the death of the 3rd Lord Bateman in 1931, Shobdon Court was sold; most of the house was demolished in 1933, leaving just the former service block and stables standing (elements of Shobdon's staircase were reinstalled in Apley Park, Shropshire). During World War II Shobdon was requisitioned by the government and used as the officers' quarters for RAF Shobdon. The remains of the house have been divided into flats.

  • Chapel & Church: The Grade I-listed St. John's Church, rebuilt in the mid-18th century in the Rococo style, was called "a complete masterpiece of English Rococo" by Simon Jenkins in his 2001 book, "England's Thousand Best Churches."

  • Vitruvius Britannicus: C. II, pl. 59, 60, 1717.

    Country Life: XX, 666, 1906.

  • Title: Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume II: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire
    Author: Reid, Peter
    Year Published: 1980
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110319
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir James Bateman, 1705-18; William Bateman, 1st Viscount Bateman, 1718-44; John Bateman, 2nd Viscount Bateman, 1744-1802; William Bateman-Hanbury, 1st Baron Bateman, 1802-45; William Bateman Bateman-Hanbury, 2nd Baron Bateman, 1845-1901; William Spencer Bateman-Hanbury, 3rd Baron Bateman, 1901-31.

    Current Ownership Type: Flat Owners Company / Condo Association

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Flats / Multi Family

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No