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Shobrooke Park (Shobrooke House) (Fulford House) (Little Fulford House)

  • Earlier Houses: An Elizabethan mansion called Fulford House, built by Sir William Peryam (1534-1604), Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, was demolished in 1811 and replaced by the 19th century house that is the focus of this record.

    Built / Designed For: Richard Hippisley-Tuckfield

    House & Family History: During World War II Shobrooke House was occupied by St. Peter's Court prep school. Early in the morning of January 23, 1945 a fire broke out that gutted and virtually destroyed the House. The remaining walls were demolished in 1947.

    House Replaced By: The 19th century house was replaced by a 20th century house.

    Collections: All of the contents were lost during the 1945 fire.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The Stableblock is extant.

  • Architect: Henry Hakewill

    Date: 1811
    Designed: House for Richard Hippisley-Tuckfield

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    Architect: Thomas Leverton Donaldson

    Date: 1845
    Designed: Refronted House in Italianate style for J.H. Hippisley

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  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pgs. 316, 444
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Current Seat / Home of: Sir John Richard Shelley, 11th Bt.

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER ELIZABETHAN HOUSE: Sir William Peryam, 16th century. Robert Basset, 17th century. John II Tuckfield, 17th century; Henry Tuckfield, 18th century. Richard Hippisley, 19th century. SEATED AT 19TH CENTURY HOUSE: Richard Hippisley-Tuckfield, 19th century. Sir John Frederick Shelley, 10th Bt., 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

    Ownership Details: The Estate is owned by the Shelley family, who live in a new house near the site of the 19th century house.

  • House Open to Public: Grounds Only - By Appointment

    Historic Houses Member: No