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Lifeboat House with Slipway on Foreshore

A Grade II Listed Building in Clovelly, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9984 / 50°59'54"N

Longitude: -4.3975 / 4°23'50"W

OS Eastings: 231864

OS Northings: 124844

OS Grid: SS318248

Mapcode National: GBR K8.KHS6

Mapcode Global: FRA 16PG.SRK

Entry Name: Lifeboat House with Slipway on Foreshore

Listing Date: 19 June 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333114

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91085

Location: Clovelly, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Clovelly

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Clovelly All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 3124

11/18 Lifeboat house with slipway on


Lifeboat house with slipway. Circa 1870. Coursed rubble house for lifeboat with
freestone dressings, slate gabled roof with coped verges and copings to parapets at
sides, slipway of large roughly-hewn rubble blocks.
Plan: lifeboat house rectangular on plan with large door opening in gable end
facing seaward, from this doorway an inclined slipway leads down into the harbour,
the whole showing above the waterline at low tide.
Exterior: to the seaward side of the boathouse a pair of C20 iron-clad sliding
doors on runners, the original opening altered to the present form to accommodate a
larger lifeboat. Above in the gable face a bullseye window of 4-panes with a
central roundel.
Interior: not inspected.
The building no longer holds the present lifeboat, it is moored out in Bideford Bay.
Source: Ruthven A., Clovelly and Its Story, 1968.

Listing NGR: SS3186424840

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

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