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Church Hill House

A Grade II Listed Building in Lynton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2298 / 51°13'47"N

Longitude: -3.8344 / 3°50'3"W

OS Eastings: 272016

OS Northings: 149439

OS Grid: SS720494

Mapcode National: GBR L1.2VTX

Mapcode Global: VH4M9.HC83

Entry Name: Church Hill House

Listing Date: 3 September 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206517

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376490

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

County: Devon

District: North 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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Listing Text


LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH

SS7149 CHURCH HILL, Lynton
858-1/4/11 (South West side)
03/09/73 Church Hill House

GV II

House with shops in small island group. Early to mid C19.
Rendered, slate roof.
The original range probably a symmetrical villa with central
gable to street, extended by 2 bays to the right, slightly set
back, but in consistent detail. In 2 storeys, but developing
large lower storey areas with steep fall in site to the S, on
return to Queen Street.
5-window range; the upper level has 3 canted oriels with 2 or
4-pane sash, the flat tops set just below the deep projecting
plain eaves soffit. The slightly projecting central gable has
a 3-light small-pane casement with pointed heads to the
lights. To the far right is a replacement window in deep
reveals.
The ground floor has 3 C19 pilaster shop fronts with moulded
cornices; that to the left has the original plate-glass
display windows with thin cast-iron mullions to very flat
4-centred heads and spandrels, and a single-pane return to a
recessed door, and with tile stall riser. This unit has a deep
fascia and moulded cornice.
The centre unit is a C20 replacement within the pilasters, and
the right-hand unit is a symmetrical plate-glass front with
thin cast-iron colonnette mullions and recessed pair of doors
with transom light; to the right a plain light replaces a
former door. Across this frontage are scant remains of
cast-iron brackets which formerly carried a continuous
decorative cast-iron balustrade to a shallow balcony, slightly
stepped forward to the gabled bay; this is referred to in the
previous list, and appears in early photographs, including one
in Bartlett of 1929. Under the gabled centre is a pair of C19
doors, with vertical panels to edge moulds.
A stack to each gable end. The first 3 bays are to a hipped
roof, and the roof to the added 2 bays has a gabled outer end,
but covers the former hipped end to its left. The return to
the right has a narrow display window, then a wide gable over
3 storeys set to the very steep Queen Street, continued on the
curve with an added range. Various openings, including a wide
8-pane sash, and a deep 3-light casement.
INTERIORS not inspected; the shops do not retain significant
original detail.
With the adjoining Old Coach House (qv) this is an important
element of streetscape opposite St Mary's Church (qv), and the
2 buildings between them occupy a complete triangular island
block lying across a steep slope.
(Bartlett T: Postcard Views of North Devon: Combe Martin:
1990-: 99).


Listing NGR: SS7201649439

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