The house from an early 20th century photo
House & Family History: In 1920 Amy Royle purchased Youlston Park from Edward Chichester for £8,300. In 1972 the estate was sold to J.S.C. Clark for £17,000. The house, together with 158 acres, was listed for sale in April of 2003 for £3 million.
Comments: Pevsner on Youlston: "the unassuming Georgian exterior conceals a house of complex development; one of the most rewarding in North Devon."
John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. II, p. 132, 1853.
Country Life: CXXIX, 1084, 1961.
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Grade II
Past Seat / Home of: Edward Chichester, until 1919; Chichester family here from 1516 until 1920. Amy Royle, early 20th century; Captain John Charles Fanshawe Royle, until 1950. J.S.C. Clark, late 20th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No