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Alford House Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Lynton, Devon

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Latitude: 51.228 / 51°13'40"N

Longitude: -3.8352 / 3°50'6"W

OS Eastings: 271954

OS Northings: 149245

OS Grid: SS719492

Mapcode National: GBR L1.2VLS

Mapcode Global: VH4M9.GDVG

Plus Code: 9C3R65H7+5W

Entry Name: Alford House Hotel

Listing Date: 9 June 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280185

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376483

ID on this website: 101280185

Location: Lynton, North 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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858-1/4/3 (South side)
Alford House Hotel


Hotel, in house row. Site lease document in the house dated
November 1845. For John Haynes, reputedly as a boarding house.
Rendered, slate roof. A symmetrical double-depth block with
4-room plan and central stair.
2 storeys, attic and basement, 3 windows. 3 gabled
half-dormers with 4-pane sashes, in architraves, above 2-light
margin-pane casements, and a pair of French doors opening to
the portico roof, all with architraves . At the ground floor
are flat-roofed canted bays with French doors and casements,
and central 5-panel door with fanlight in a deep square
portico on Doric columns with responds and with a thin 3-part
architrave. The stone landing to the portico has a cast-iron
grille to the risers as ventilation to the basement, and there
is a horizontal cast-iron ventilation grille in front of each
of the canted bays. The dormers have barge-boards with drop
finials and arch braces, and there is a stack to each gable
end. The rear has 2 eaves stacks, and a small 2-light dormer.
INTERIOR: the stick baluster stair with open string divides at
the landing, which has an arched sash, with tinted and etched
glass. The upper stair, through an archway, has a similar
balustrade, swept handrail, and turned newels. Cornice
mouldings in the ground-floor room to right include Greek key
ornament. The basement was not inspected, but formerly
connected by an arched tunnel to the doorway in the retaining
wall (qv).

Listing NGR: SS7195449245

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