Robert Howard Shout

Robert Howard Shout (18231882) the son of Charles Lutwyche Shout the statuary of High Holborn followed in the family tradition of civil engineers and became an architect. He was a fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

He was in partnership with Thomas Austin in the West of England, in Bristol, Yeovil and Sherborne until the partnership was dissolved. Much of Robert’s work comprised of restoration of country churches, building rectories, schools etc. He also was commissioned to design a stable block at Minterne Magna, between Dorchester  and Sherborne, the home of Lord Digby. In 1857 he applied for the post of County Surveyor but does not appear to have been successful.

Following his retirement from architecture he is listed in directories as an East India Merchant.

His death was widely reported in the press as he suffered an epileptic fit and pulled a cloth off the table with a burning oil lamp which caused severe burns. He was discovered by daughter Edith Mary on her return from church, but died shortly after.

In 1855 he married Ann Long (1828 – 1857). They had two children – Alice Jane (1856 – 1858) and Walter Lutwyche (1857 – 1857).

In 1859 Robert subsequently  married Sarah Lord (1829 – 1918) and they had  7 children

Edith Mary (1860 – 1912) in 1881 she was governess to the children of an “East Indian merchant”. (I wonder if he was a contact of her father’s who went into this trade when he stopped practicing as an architect)

Charles Augustus (1862 – 1955)

Ada Gertrude (1863 -1952) married Charles Herbert Mumford 1888

Edmund Gibson (1864 – 1864)

Amy Maud (1866 – 1954)

Robert Glover (1868 – 1868)

Mabel Marion (1869 -) married Stephen Burfield Martin in 1891