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The Highlands Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilfracombe, Devon

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Latitude: 51.2085 / 51°12'30"N

Longitude: -4.1247 / 4°7'28"W

OS Eastings: 251677

OS Northings: 147623

OS Grid: SS516476

Mapcode National: GBR KN.40X5

Mapcode Global: VH4M4.GW8F

Plus Code: 9C3Q6V5G+C4

Entry Name: The Highlands Hotel

Listing Date: 14 March 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1281904

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390194

Location: Ilfracombe, North Devon, Devon, EX34

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Ilfracombe

Built-Up Area: Ilfracombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ilfracombe Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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853-1/6/52 (West side)
Nos.11 AND 12
The Highlands Hotel


Pair of semi-detached houses. Probably early 1880s; by WM
Robbins of Ilfracombe.
MATERIALS: red brick with bands of cream and blue brick; red
terracotta and painted stone detail. Slated roofs, tarred at
No.11; perforated crested ridge tiles, No.11 with a terracotta
finial on the gable. C20 red brick chimney on party wall; also
on rear gable of No.12 visible only from the Back Way, a red
brick one with cream coloured brick band.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with garrets; No.12 with semi basement
where the ground falls away. Similar, but not identical fronts
in Gothic style.
No.11 has a square 3-light bay window in gabled centre
projection, with a pair of windows to the right and a lower,
2-storeyed entrance porch to the left, set well back.
No.12 has canted bay window to left in gabled projection with
half-hipped roof; one window to right with another on the
splayed corner, and beyond that a 3-storeyed entrance porch
set well back. Paired windows in semi basement. All the
windows except those in the gables have flat moulded and
carved lintels, those in the ground storey, and in the third
storey to the right of the bays, having pointed relieving
arches filled with patterned terracotta. The splayed corner
has a similar terracotta panel between the ground and second
storey windows; under the eaves is an elaborately carved
corbel. All the windows have plain sashes, except for the
dormer at No.12, which has a C20 casement.
Eaves cornices and gable verges of heavily moulded brick;
gable of No.11 is eccentrically designed so that it appears to
be a small gable rising out of a half-hip, while at No.12 the
half hip projects and is coved on the underside. No.11 has, to
the right of the main gable, a brick dormer gable with hipped
roof, while No.12 has a gabled wood dormer in a corresponding
In front of each entrance porch is a single-storeyed wood
outer porch with elaborately shaped brackets and open work;
upon the roof of the outer porch at No.12 is a patterned,
balustraded wooden railing. 4-panelled door at No.11, late C20
panelled door at No.12. The door at No.12 is reached by a
flight of cemented steps; along the right-hand side of it is a
brick wall with chamfered coping, and at the foot a square
brick pier with chamfered base and moulded cap.
The side walls of both houses are of good architectural
quality, with detail matching the plainer work on the fronts.
INTERIORS not inspected.
(Hussell AT: Ilfracombe Chronicle 13.8.1937: 8).

Listing NGR: SS5167747623

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