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The Golden Lion Hotel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ashburton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5166 / 50°30'59"N

Longitude: -3.7527 / 3°45'9"W

OS Eastings: 275837

OS Northings: 70003

OS Grid: SX758700

Mapcode National: GBR QJ.1TXZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 370P.RTJ

Plus Code: 9C2RG68W+JW

Entry Name: The Golden Lion Hotel

Listing Date: 7 August 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282884

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376063

Location: Ashburton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Ashburton

Built-Up Area: Ashburton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashburton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


849-1/9/84 (South side)
07/08/51 The Golden Lion Hotel


Large house, now hotel. Early or mid C18, partly remodelled
and extended late C18 or early C19 (reputedly c1790 for
Nicholas Tripe, surgeon). Front and back walls of painted
brick; right side wall and addition to left rendered. Hipped
slated roof. Rendered chimneys. Double-fronted and
double-depth; centre entrance passage leading to staircase
between right-hand front and back rooms. Extension to left
with ballroom on first floor. 3 storeys. 5 windows wide with
1-window extension to left. Main entrance has panelled front
door in moulded architrave; 4 moulded panels above, flush
panels, including a centre octagon, below. Flanking fluted
pilasters supporting entablature with modillioned cornice.
Upper mouldings of cornice replaced or concealed by a deep
flat canopy with coffered underside (probably early C19);
sides of canopy encased in late C20, but on top the older
figure of a golden lion with its paw on a blue ball. At the
front the canopy is supported by a large iron hoop rising from
2 painted stone columns. Windows have flat gauged arches and
barred sashes in concealed frames: 8 over 8 panes in ground
and second storeys, 4 over 4 panes in third storey. Front
flanked by raised quoins, probably of cement. Modillioned
eaves-cornice. Addition to left has windows with barred
sashes: 8 over 8 panes in ground storey, 4 over 4 panes in
third storey. Second storey has a variant of the Venetian
window with 3 round-arched lights. Prominent boxed
eaves-cornice. Side wall to right has 2 canted bays, the
windows with barred sashes of 8 and 4 panes. Similar sashes in
rear wall; extension with 3-light Venetian window matching
that at the front.
Interior: inner door with early or mid C19 moulded frame;
patterned fanlight incorporating 6-sided lantern with enriched
frame. Ground floor rooms and entrance passage of original
part of building have original bracketed and dentilled
cornices; bracketed cornice on first floor landing (rooms not
inspected). C18 dog-leg staircase, its balustrade voluted at
the foot; turned balusters with square necking-pieces,
column-newels, shaped step-ends. Ballroom has moulded cornice;
enriched chandelier boss set in a small dome.

Listing NGR: SX7585770002

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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