This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.
We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?
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
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.
Other nearby listed buildings