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Upper Waiting Room, Cliff Railway

A Grade II Listed Building in Lynton, Devon

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Latitude: 51.2313 / 51°13'52"N

Longitude: -3.8353 / 3°50'7"W

OS Eastings: 271954

OS Northings: 149608

OS Grid: SS719496

Mapcode National: GBR L1.2N64

Mapcode Global: VH4M9.G9SZ

Plus Code: 9C3R65J7+GV

Entry Name: Upper Waiting Room, Cliff Railway

Listing Date: 9 June 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206632

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376509

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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SS7149 LEE ROAD, Lynton
858-1/4/19 (North side (off))
Upper Waiting Room, Cliff Railway


Waiting room at head of cliff railway. 1890. Built by Bob
Jones. A small pavilion incorporating a shop and a small room
used by rail staff, but formerly a waiting room.
Timber-framed, some rubble walling, asbestos cement slate
A hipped roof has, at the entrance end, set on the splay, a
gabled 'dormer' above a wide overhanging eaves, which
continues to the right, on timber brackets. The main framing
members are chamfered and stopped at all junctions, and frame
alternate wide and very narrow plate-glass lights above
plastered panels. The door, on the splay, is panelled, with
glass, and with vertical boards to the top panel, under a
transom light. The far side, overlooking the tracks, has 2
large tripartite plate sashes. The under-eaves are boarded,
and on the entry side there are cleats, probably to
accommodate shutters, which no longer exist. At the E end,
immediately under the eaves level, is a flat-roofed section
enclosed in a rubble wall with moulded coping.
INTERIORS: the shop interior has a boarded ceiling. The office
has a plank dado.
HISTORICAL NOTE: this cliff railway, the first of its kind in
England, was opened on Easter Day, 1890. It resulted from the
enterprise of Sir George Newnes, and Sir Thomas Hewitt, and is
still operated by water.
See also The Lower Waiting Room, The Esplanade, Lynmouth (qv).

Listing NGR: SS7195449608

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