Shute, Devon


St Michael's church
 Shute shown within Devon
Population 589 (2001 UK Census)
OS grid referenceSY252974
DistrictEast Devon
Shire countyDevon
RegionSouth West
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode district EX16
Dialling code 01297
EU Parliament South West England
UK ParliamentEast Devon
List of places

Coordinates: 50°46′16″N 3°03′37″W / 50.7712°N 3.0602°W / 50.7712; -3.0602

Shute is a village, parish and former manor located 3 miles (5 km) west of Axminster in East Devon, off the A35 road.

It is surrounded by farmland and woodland beneath 163-metre Shute Hill. St Michael's Church dates from the 13th Century and contains many monuments to the Pole family, including a marble statue of Sir William Pole, 4th Baronet (1678-1741), Master of the Household to Queen Anne. A later 19th. century member of the family, Margaret Pole, is commemorated by an alabaster sculptured panel depicting her greeting her daughters at the gates of heaven. There exist within the parish the two former Pole Family Manor Houses of Old Shute House (or Shute Barton), a historic mediaeval house, now owned by the National Trust, and the Georgian New Shute House, privately owned.

The village was the scene of the murder of 84-year-old Ivy Batten in 1987.[1]

The West of England Main Line passes through Seaton Junction to the south of the village.


  1. "Hammer murderer loses appeal". BBC News. Retrieved 2012-07-09.

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