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The Manor House and Attached Wall and Stable Block

A Grade II Listed Building in Lynton, Devon

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Latitude: 51.2313 / 51°13'52"N

Longitude: -3.8278 / 3°49'40"W

OS Eastings: 272480

OS Northings: 149595

OS Grid: SS724495

Mapcode National: GBR L1.2Q3Y

Mapcode Global: VH4M9.L9RY

Plus Code: 9C3R65JC+GV

Entry Name: The Manor House and Attached Wall and Stable Block

Listing Date: 3 September 1973

Last Amended: 9 June 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206567

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376498

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: Countisbury with Lynmouth St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS7149 EASTERN BEACH, Lynmouth
858-1/4/69 The Manor House and attached wall
03/09/73 and stable block
(Formerly Listed as:
Manor House)


Detached house in own grounds, used as residential home. Late
C18 or early C19. Rendered, slate roofs.
A compact square main range, with central portico and lateral
open-well stair; attached to the E side the service range in 2
parts, the first in 2 gabled parallel ranges, and the second a
lower single range.
The principal range is in 2 storeys, with 3 windows to each of
3 exposed elevations. Some original glazing-bar sashes remain,
but others have been replaced by 2-light casements with a
transom. The entrance front, to the S, has 12-pane sashes at
each floor to the right, and a plain sash above 12-pane to the
left. Centred over the portico is a casement, and to its left
is an inserted escape door to an external iron stair. The
Ionic portico has plain flat entablature and a small
blocking-course, over a panelled door and transom light in
plain reveals. To each exposed front the ground floor is
channelled, with a plain mid string, and voussoirs to the
windows; there is a shallow cornice, with blocking-course and
coping, and end pilasters, inflected to the rustication and
the cornice.
The left return has one plain sash and 2 casements above a C20
square hipped glazed extension, and a deep casement. The N
front, to the sea, has 2 casements and one 12-pane sash above
a full-width hipped glazed extension. The main hipped roof has
a central valley to a doubled E end. There are 2 ridge stacks
near the W end.
The service ranges are in 2 storeys, with various windows,
including 12- and 16-pane sashes, and casements. On the
entrance side is a lean-to porch in the angle between the
doubled and single ranges. There are 5 stacks to these ranges.
INTERIOR: part of main range only inspected. Much original
detail has been removed in successive modifications to the
house. The main staircase, to right of entry, has a generous
open-well stair under an elliptical roof-light on a flat dome
of Soanean design. The basement has original ceiling joists,
and part of the floor is cobbled.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: at the right-hand end of the entrance
front to the main block is a return wall with a segmental arch
with a floating triple keystone on plain responds with square
capitals, leading to the service yard. The wall links with a
stable or carriage house, partly set against rising ground on
its S side. This is rough rendered, with a slate roof, in 2
parts. The left half has two 12-pane sashes and a small gable
stack; the right part has 2 lights at eaves level above an
elliptical opening with a pair of doors and a split fanlight,
three 12-pane sashes, and a further small door with elliptical
head, which opens to a brick-vaulted compartment with grassed
earth roof. There are 2 brick stacks. The first-floor rooms
are accessible from the path to the S side, through broad
plank doors. The main block has a stone floor. There is a
further detached service block to the E (not included).
A modest gentleman's house, on an important site facing out to
sea, the building retains much of its original dignity, but
has suffered some loss from nonconforming window replacement
and extension.

Listing NGR: SS7248049595

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