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Crown Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Lynton, Devon

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Latitude: 51.2287 / 51°13'43"N

Longitude: -3.8344 / 3°50'3"W

OS Eastings: 272009

OS Northings: 149319

OS Grid: SS720493

Mapcode National: GBR L1.2VV9

Mapcode Global: VH4M9.HC7Y

Plus Code: 9C3R65H8+F6

Entry Name: Crown Hotel

Listing Date: 3 September 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1221199

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376522

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

County: Devon

District: North 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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858-1/4/36 (South side)
03/09/73 Crown Hotel


Hotel, formerly separate properties. c1760, with early C19
elements. Rendered or whitewashed rubble, slate roofs.
PLAN: the whole forms an irregular T-plan, with a courtyard to
the N and E. The main building is a long gabled range facing
N, and lying well back from Market Street, which takes a
right-angled turn at this point. To the right of this range is
a small lower block, abutting on Sinai Hill, and linked to and
brought forward near the junction between these two, and
partially enclosing the forecourt is a third. The building
referred to as Crown Stores in the previous list is no longer
part of the hotel, and is not included.
EXTERIOR: main range in 3 storeys, with 7 windows, mainly
2-light wood casements with transom, and with horizontal
glazing bars. At second floor are 7 thus, above 3 similar and
2 wider and later casements, and a final small square light
adjacent to the return link. The ground floor has a 2-light,
then C19 6-panel door under a painted-in radial fanlight, 3
pairs of French doors, with horizontal glazing bars, and a
2-light, then the returned link. The left end is hipped. One
ridge and one gable stack, each in late brickwork. The rear
has two 3-light half-dormers flanking a wide stone stack at
the eaves to the original rear wall, and similar brick stack
near the E end, which also has a narrow hipped one-bay wing
with a 16-pane sash under 2-light casements.
The 2-storey range adjoining Sinai Hill has a splayed corner
with a 2-light small-pane casement above a pair of doors with
shallow transom light. The main front has an early 2-light
small-pane casement and a blind opening above C20 windows set
in pilasters with caps carrying a fascia with small cornice
mould, returned also to the splay. The gable end has a small
stack, but is otherwise plain; a VR postbox is built into this
The range at right angles (The Pantry) was formerly a
symmetrical 2-storey 3-window house, but it now has 2 good
9-pane sashes and a later 2-light casement at first floor,
above 2-lights flanking a canted glazed porch with hipped
slate roof; the windows to the right of centre have been moved
inward to allow construction of a full-height corridor with
C20 door. The rear is plain. The link to the main range
includes a glazed corridor at the upper level.
INTERIOR: the main range only was inspected. There has been
considerable modification to the interior, but at the Sinai
Hill end is a section with low ceilings, otherwise the ground
floor has little historical evidence; there is one wide
lateral beam near the centre of the range. At first floor is a
landing to a rear exit; here are 2 flat segmental-arched
openings on panelled pilasters. An upper stair is a tight
winder, with a simple stick balustrade to an upper landing,
with turned newel.
Although altered in the C19, this is in origin one of the
earlier buildings in Lynton.

Listing NGR: SS7200949319

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