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The Golden Lion Hotel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ashburton, Devon

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Coordinates

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

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

District: Teignbridge

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


ASHBURTON

SX7569 EAST STREET
849-1/9/84 (South side)
07/08/51 The Golden Lion Hotel

GV II*

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

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