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Latitude: 50.6592 / 50°39'33"N
Longitude: -4.1944 / 4°11'39"W
OS Eastings: 244991
OS Northings: 86693
OS Grid: SX449866
Mapcode National: GBR NT.7VV0
Mapcode Global: FRA 273B.FRB
Entry Name: The Blue Lion Public House
Listing Date: 7 November 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1105581
English Heritage Legacy ID: 92345
Location: Lewtrenchard, West Devon, Devon, EX20
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Lewtrenchard
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX 48 NE LEW TRENCHARD LEWDOWN
4/98 The Blue Lion Public House
Public house. Circa 1900 probably designed by Sabine Baring-Gould. Stone rubble
with gabled slate roofs, partly slate-hung, brick chimneys. Arts and Crafts style.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front with a gabled cross wing at the right-hand
end and a 2-storey gabled porch on the front at the left. The porch has a chamfered
arched stopped stone doorway below a 2-light casement, 6-panes per light. The
crosswing has ornamental slate-hanging in the gable carried out over a moulded
bressumer above a first floor 4-light casement, 8-panes per light, and an ornamental
slate-hung pentice carried out over a moulded bressumer above the ground floor
casement, 5-light 8-panes per light. The rest of the range is whitewashed and
rendered to the ground floor and slate-hung above with a moulded bressumer between.
There is a later C20 additon at the left end.
Sabine Baring-Gould was both squire and parson of Lew Trenchard from 1881 until his
death in 1924. He was a High Churchman, antiquarian and prolific author of fiction
and theological works. In An Old English Home he devoted a chapter to the history of
the village inn and its benefits for village society.
Sabine Baring-Gould, An Old English Home (1898).
Listing NGR: SX4499186693
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