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Lower East Lyn Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Lynton and Lynmouth, Devon

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Latitude: 51.2186 / 51°13'6"N

Longitude: -3.8137 / 3°48'49"W

OS Eastings: 273430

OS Northings: 148159

OS Grid: SS734481

Mapcode National: GBR L2.3FPG

Mapcode Global: VH4M9.VM6Q

Plus Code: 9C3R659P+CG

Entry Name: Lower East Lyn Farmhouse

Listing Date: 3 September 1973

Last Amended: 9 June 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206561

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376496

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

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Lynton and Lynmouth

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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858-1/2/62 (West side (off))
03/09/73 Lower East Lyn Farmhouse
(Formerly Listed as:
Lower East Lyn Farmhouse)


Farmhouse. Late C16 or early C17, C19 extensions. Rubble,
mainly limewashed, probably some cob, slate roof, stone
Later alteration has concealed the original plan, but it was
probably 3-room, all heated, with cross-passage to the left
(S); the principal room at this end has been rebuilt, and to
the right (N) is a gabled wing to the front, and extension to
the right, probably later, but a wing to the rear possibly
part of the original range.
In 2 storeys with various casements; the entrance front has a
2-light with transom in a late C19 gablet face dormer, above a
3-light with transom, to the left of a small gabled porch
below a 2-light. To the right is a full-height projecting bay
with canted sides and a small gable, containing a 2-light
above a lofty 2-light with transom; beyond this is a further
2-light and some dove openings, above a 3-light with rough
A C19 extension, with lower roof-line, projects forward to a
gable end to the right. The gable end to the left is stepped
out to a large square stack, and there are 2 further ridge
stacks. The right return has an entrance in the projecting
wing, and late C19 windows in the extension.
The rear includes a late C19 gabled half-dormer to the right,
and a lean-to opposite the cross passage, with various other
casements. The wing projecting to the rear is in rubble, and
appears to be of early construction.
INTERIOR: the cross passage has a late C19 straight-flight
staircase, and stone floor. To the left, the added or altered
ground-floor room is high ceiled, with a wide elliptical
recess to the wall backing on the passage. The main parlour,
to the right, entered through an C18 panelled door, has a
large open fireplace, backing on the passage, with rebuilt
cheeks, and very deep wood bressumer to hollow chamfer with
run-out stops; this has been opened up since the previous list
was published. The high ceiling has 3 large spine beams, the
outer ones at the walls, with deep chamfers and stops. The
window bay lights the end opposite the fireplace. The kitchen,
through a C17 eight-panel door, has no ceiling beams, but
retains a wide bressumer fireplace with a bread oven; off its
NW corner, beside the fireplace, a door gives to a square
stair well with spiral, in the rear wing. Various good C18 and
C19 plank doors, some with early hinges. The roof was
partially inspected at 2 points, but there was no evidence of
early timbers.
This has been a grand house, which needs full investigation to
determine its building history. It was the former Popham

Listing NGR: SS7343048159

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