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Piers and Boundary Wall to Royal Castle Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Lynton, Devon

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Latitude: 51.2289 / 51°13'43"N

Longitude: -3.8331 / 3°49'59"W

OS Eastings: 272105

OS Northings: 149337

OS Grid: SS721493

Mapcode National: GBR L1.2W6W

Mapcode Global: VH4M9.HCZT

Plus Code: 9C3R65H8+GQ

Entry Name: Piers and Boundary Wall to Royal Castle Hotel

Listing Date: 9 June 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206509

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376488

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

Tagged with: Wall Gatepost

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SS7149 CASTLE HILL, Lynton
858-1/4/9 (East side)
Piers and boundary wall to Royal
Castle Hotel


Gate piers and retaining walls. Early and later C19. Granite
piers, rubble or rendered rubble walls. The main retaining
wall, in rubble, runs up Castle Hill, across the full width of
the site, with a section setting-in at an angle towards the
top, and dying out to one of the set-back gate piers at the
The upper part of the wall, above a bold roll-mould, is smooth
rendered, and capped with very large crenellations, with
horizontal tops, but a series of breaks stepping down with the
hill slope. To the left is an octagonal pier with oversailing
crenellated crown, and with a small blind lancet on the shaft;
this rises to approx 2.5m height. A similar pier, with its
crown at the same level, and much shorter shaft because of the
rise in the levels, lies to the left, and is free-standing,
approx 1.5m from a further small section of retaining wall,
partly on the street, and partly returning behind the pier;
this is in rubble with crenellation similar to the main
section of wall. There is a third, free-standing granite gate
pier near the right-hand end of the site, but set well back
from the road, at the terrace level. This has a heavy pyramid
capping to the octagonal shaft. The piers are in material and
detail similar to the porch to the hotel (qv).

Listing NGR: SS7210549337

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