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Rock Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Lynton, Devon

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Latitude: 51.2277 / 51°13'39"N

Longitude: -3.8423 / 3°50'32"W

OS Eastings: 271460

OS Northings: 149222

OS Grid: SS714492

Mapcode National: GBR L1.2SJB

Mapcode Global: VH4M9.CD3Q

Plus Code: 9C3R65H5+33

Entry Name: Rock Lodge

Listing Date: 3 September 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206636

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376511

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: Gatehouse

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858-1/4/31 (North side)
03/09/73 Rock Lodge


Detached villa. c1840, extended c1870. Rendered, slurried
slate roof. A symmetrical single-depth plan, with later
billiard room attached in parallel, rear right, projecting
beyond the original gable end. Composition in classical form
with neo-Tudor details.
2 storeys; 2:1:2-window range, the central bay gabled and
slightly brought forward. Windows are all 2-light small-pane
casements, 16-pane to first floor and 20-pane below, but the
central first floor is in a 4-centred arch and has interlaced
bars in the head, and at ground floor is a pair of glazed
doors under a glazed light in a 4-centred arch with stopped
drip-course. The gable end to the left (S) has a casement in a
segmental arch, and with cast-iron balustrade to a small
balcony above a lean-to with decorative barge-board, and a
full-width timber-framed glazed conservatory with an octagonal
central section, with small-pane transom lights. Attached left
is a later extension with entrance door. The right gable has a
2-light casement with bars and interlace. The central gable
has a decorative fretted barge-board, and there are ridge
stacks between the outer pairs of windows; a further large
stack in the valley to the extension is slate-hung.
The 2-storey extension is in rubble with gabled slate roof,
with a cross-gabled porch adjoining the N gable of the
principal range; this has a wide door with pointed and cusped
heads and nail-head surround. To the right gable is a
full-height hexagonal bay with transomed casements, and at the
rear is a projecting square bay. At the entrance end is a
2-light casement at the upper level.
INTERIOR: ground floor only inspected. The central stair hall
flanked by 2 rooms each side, serviced by a rear corridor,
from which the 2-storey billiard room is also reached. The
stick stair has an open string, and divides at the quarter
landing. To left is a door to arched head, set deep, on 2
steps. All rooms have window shutters in embrasures, and there
are simple cornices. At the S end, the kitchen has a deep
opening for a range. The billiard room is lofty, with a fine
palmette cornice, and a square 'exedra' on the far side, but
not centred to the wall. The original fireplace is in-situ,
and the door has a roll-mould to the panels with pointed
heads, in a moulded architrave.
The building holds a commanding position, at the far W end of
Lydiate Lane, looking back across the town, and retains much
original detailing.

Listing NGR: SS7146049222

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