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Lynton Cottage Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Lynton, Devon

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Latitude: 51.2302 / 51°13'48"N

Longitude: -3.8336 / 3°50'1"W

OS Eastings: 272068

OS Northings: 149484

OS Grid: SS720494

Mapcode National: GBR L1.2NMP

Mapcode Global: VH4M9.HBNS

Plus Code: 9C3R65J8+3G

Entry Name: Lynton Cottage Hotel

Listing Date: 3 September 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201151

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376532

Location: Lynton and Lynmouth, North Devon, Devon, EX35

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Lynton and Lynmouth

Built-Up Area: Lynton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Lynton St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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858-1/4/44 (East side)
03/09/73 Lynton Cottage Hotel


Hotel. Earliest range early C19, later C19 and C20 extensions.
Rendered, slate roofs.
The original range was a long narrow building, cut in on a
platform on the rock, with a bold projecting wing to a bowed
end to the right; across the whole front and round the bow was
a low thatched verandah. A square pavilion was added to the
left, and a complex new block to the right. In the late C20 a
flat-roofed dining-room extension added, replacing the
verandah, which has been completely removed (it appears in a
c1907 photograph of the building). Picturesque neo-Tudor
Mainly 2 storeys with some 3-storey work in the right wing.
The centre range has 5 windows, all 2-light small-pane
casements with stopped drip-courses at first floor, above the
flat-roofed extension. In the last bay to the right are C20
entrance doors. The bow has 3 similar casements to the upper
floor, and deep French doors with margin-pane glazing to the
ground floor, opening to the terrace. There is a large
casement dormer facing E, and a further casement and pair of
French doors on the return.
Beyond is a rambling wing in 3 storeys with many gables and
varied fenestration, mainly 4-pane sashes, and a pair of early
part-glazed doors in an elliptical carriage opening. This wing
links to North Walk by a bridge at an upper level. The
pavilion to the left has a pyramidal roof, and gablets to N
and E over 2-light casements with drip-course as elsewhere.
The ground floor has been modified, with a large brick-filled
opening, and a blocked bay on the return, formerly covered by
a glazed conservatory. There is a deep stack to the right of
the bow, and the later wing has brick stacks in Tudor detail.
INTERIOR: opposite the main entrance is a stair dividing at a
quarter-landing, with stick balustrade and swept handrails,
and a screen of 2 wide elliptical openings on 2 slender
cast-iron columns. The long bow room to the right with frieze
and cove cornice has a large white marble pilaster fireplace,
with fine inset tiles; opposite this is an elliptical recess,
and the door is in panelled reveals. A kitchen to the rear has
a deep arched fire recess, and 2 small-pane casements, and a
door with 6-pane overlight. The upper room of the end pavilion
has a cast-iron Victorian grate, and a decorative truss of
queen-post form with turned baluster struts.
(Bartlett, T: Postcard Views of North Devon: Tiverton: 1990-:

Listing NGR: SS7206849484

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