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The Old Coach House

A Grade II Listed Building in Lynton, Devon

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Latitude: 51.2297 / 51°13'46"N

Longitude: -3.8343 / 3°50'3"W

OS Eastings: 272023

OS Northings: 149428

OS Grid: SS720494

Mapcode National: GBR L1.2VW7

Mapcode Global: VH4M9.HCB6

Plus Code: 9C3R65H8+V7

Entry Name: The Old Coach House

Listing Date: 3 September 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282838

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376495

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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SS7149 CHURCH HILL, Lynton
858-1/4/16 (South West side)
03/09/73 The Old Coach House


House with shop in island group. Late C18 or early C19.
Rendered or whitewashed rubble, slate roof. An obtuse-angled
range, set across the steep slope; at the rear the main range
is in 2 storeys on a high basement stage.
Front is in 2 storeys, 1+2-window range. The first floor has a
2-light casement in reveals on the range angled to the street,
then a 12-pane sash set flush, and a 2-light casement with
glazing bars. At ground floor a continuous plate-glass late
C19 shop-front, returned to the left gable with a quadrant
curve, and with deep-set central doorway under the sash window
bay, and a further 4-panel door far right, set back; a
continous balcony runs across the set-back part of the front,
with square end pilasters and splat balusters, but largely
covered by an applied plain fascia; a 1929 photograph
(Bartlett) shows a continuous balcony balustrade. The angled
wing has gable stacks.
The rear is 4 windows wide; the top floor has two 16-pane
sashes, and two C20 lights, above 3 deep 2-light small-pane
casements and an arched light, formerly a doorway, set in a
deep reveal. The gable to the left is plain, except for the
returned shopfront. The back of the building is straight, not
reflecting the angle on the street front, and it is all set
high above the surrounding streets.
INTERIOR not accessible, but said to retain nothing of special
With the adjoining Church Hill House (qv), an interesting
element of streetscape opposite St Mary's Church (qv), and the
2 buildings between them occupy a complete triangular island
block lying across a steep slope. The 1929 photograph shows
the angled end being used as an advertising board for the
Royal Castle Hotel and other matters.
(Bartlett T: Postcard Views of North Devon: Combe Martin:
1990-: 99).

Listing NGR: SS7202349428

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