Shute Barton Manor

Shute Barton Manor (photo: National Trust)

The 16th century Shute Barton Manor (National Trust) is about three miles outside Axminster.  The Manor House has a varied history dating from 1380 and is one of the most important surviving non-fortified manor houses of the Middle Ages.

The house was completed in the late 16th century and then partly demolished in the late 18th century.  The building displays battlemented turrets, late Gothic windows and a Tudor gatehouse.  It is particularly noted for its large fireplace, claimed as the largest in England.

Admission by guided tour only.  The house is tenanted, but there is visitor access to most parts of the interior.  Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from late May until the end of October (check with the NT for hours and admission charges.)  Find out more about Shute Barton Manor.

Shute Barton lies about 9 miles from “Baldash Cottage”, being located 3 miles south-west of Axminster, or 2 miles north of Colyton on the Honiton-to-Colyton B3161 road.

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