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Waterloo House

A Grade II Listed Building in Lynton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2288 / 51°13'43"N

Longitude: -3.8358 / 3°50'8"W

OS Eastings: 271912

OS Northings: 149331

OS Grid: SS719493

Mapcode National: GBR L1.2VFC

Mapcode Global: VH4M9.GCHW

Plus Code: 9C3R65H7+GM

Entry Name: Waterloo House

Listing Date: 9 June 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1221133

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376514

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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Description


LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH

SS7149 LYDIATE LANE, Lynton
858-1/4/34 (South side)
Waterloo House

GV II

Hotel. Early C19, 1912 wing. Rubble with brick dressings,
slate roof. Central hall plan, set back and up from street,
with a lower ground floor to the front, built against rising
ground to the rear, and a large narrow wing to the left,
projecting forward to the street.
The early range is in 2 storeys, attic and lower ground floor;
3-window front, all to stone cills; 2 wide flat-roofed dormers
with paired 2-light casements, one of these with a central
room divider, above 16-pane sashes; the lower ground floor has
a 2-light casement and a 4-pane sash. The main entrance has a
C19 panelled door in an arched opening on reveals and with
transom light, on a flight of 12 stone steps with nosings, and
cast-iron scrolled balustrade, which returns to a landing to
the left, linking with the projecting wing. Gable stack. The
rear has been raised one floor with a slate-hung storey above
whitewashed rubble with sashes, including a central staircase
sash with margin-panes.
The narrow wing, in rubble with brick dressings, is on 4
storeys, 1-window width, all sashes, with a 4-pane to the
gable above a tripartite 2:4:2-pane, and a hipped hexagonal
bay, with brick mullions and narrow plain sashes. The bottom
level is the same, but with brick cambered heads under a brick
moulded drip continued as a string course. To the right is a
door opening to the approach balcony, and the left return,
against a sleeply sloping rising path, includes 2 margin-pane
sashes, and, at the ground level, a wide opening with
segmental head over a door and side-light; a further door
towards the front, at basement level. The rear is rendered,
with 4-pane sashes. Stacks to the right eaves and rear left.
INTERIOR: most original panelled doors remain, stripped of
paintwork, and the windows are shuttered. The lower rooms have
moulded cornices, and the front room, right, has a fireplace
with fluted surround and paterae. The stair, to the rear, is
in a tight well, and has fine turned balusters and bold
newels; the landing window has tinted glass. At first floor a
wide elliptical arch on reeded pilasters. The roof is bolted,
with collar and king-post. The lower ground floor has a
stone-flagged floor.
The later wing has a dining room with an embattled marble
fireplace, by James and Albert Edward, dated 1912, and there
is an open-well staircase with fine turned balusters and
turned newels.
There is documentary evidence in the house that it was built
as a hotel, in 1820, and from the detailing and arrangement it
seems probable that the wing was added to extend the hotel in
1912. The building is of interest in retaining most of the
original detailing both inside and out, and is also important
for the group value contribution it makes to this listed
group.


Listing NGR: SS7191249331

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