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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1105581



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: West Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Lewtrenchard

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 07-Nov-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 92345

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4/98 The Blue Lion Public House - II

Public house. Circa 1900 probably designed by Sabine Baring-Gould. Stone rubble with gabled slate roofs, partly slate-hung, brick chimneys. Arts and Crafts style. 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front with a gabled cross wing at the right-hand end and a 2-storey gabled porch on the front at the left. The porch has a chamfered arched stopped stone doorway below a 2-light casement, 6-panes per light. The crosswing has ornamental slate-hanging in the gable carried out over a moulded bressumer above a first floor 4-light casement, 8-panes per light, and an ornamental slate-hung pentice carried out over a moulded bressumer above the ground floor casement, 5-light 8-panes per light. The rest of the range is whitewashed and rendered to the ground floor and slate-hung above with a moulded bressumer between. There is a later C20 additon at the left end. Sabine Baring-Gould was both squire and parson of Lew Trenchard from 1881 until his death in 1924. He was a High Churchman, antiquarian and prolific author of fiction and theological works. In An Old English Home he devoted a chapter to the history of the village inn and its benefits for village society. Sabine Baring-Gould, An Old English Home (1898).

Listing NGR: SX4499186693

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Baring Gould, S, An Old English Home, (1898)

National Grid Reference: SX 44991 86693


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