County Gate Information Centre And Gate Piers In Front On Either Side Of Road (That Part In Countisbury Cp)

3 Aug 2002
County Gate Information Centre And Gate Piers In Front On Either Side Of Road (That Part In Countisbury Cp), Countisbury, North Devon, Devon, EX35 6NY
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

COUNTISBURY SS 74 NE 4/16 County Gate Information - Centre and gate piers in front on either side of road (that part in Countisbury CP) - II Toll House and gate piers, now information centre. Early C19 with some late C20 alterations. Coursed stone rubble, with slate-hanging to south-west and rendered rear wing. Slate roof with gabled ends.

Plan: L-plan, facing south-east. The rear wing is probably a later (C19 or C20) addition. Internal partitions since removed. 1 storey.

Exterior: asymmetrical 3-window front, the 2 right-hand windows are in square bays over which the main roof is carried down. C19 wooden lattice casements, the right- hand 2 are of 3 lights and the left-hand one of 2 lights, and all have flat stone arches and slate cills. Doorway to left of centre has original gabled stone porch with a segmental stone-arched head and a C20 boarded door. C20 roof-lights to rear.

Rendered external end stack to rear wing and C20 flat-roofed addition in angle.

Interior: 4-bay roof to front range with collar trusses, and trussed rafters to rear wing. Pair of rough monolithic slate gate piers flanking Porlock-Lynton road in front of toll house, each with fixing holes for former gates. The eastern pier stands in Somerset as the county boundary passes down the centre of the road at this point.

Listing NGR: SS7935648656


This is part of the Series: IOE\Short_Trevor IOE Records for Short, Trevor; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


Copyright IoE Mr Trevor Short. Source Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Short, Trevor

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Render, Rubble, Slate, Stone, Timber, Georgian Toll House, Victorian Transport, Road Transport Site, Domestic, Transport Workers House, House, Dwelling, Gate Pier, Unassigned, Information Centre, Civil