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SHELLEY'S COTTAGE (PART OF RISING SUN HOTEL)

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.

Name: SHELLEY'S COTTAGE (PART OF RISING SUN HOTEL)

List entry Number: 1201150

Location

SHELLEY'S COTTAGE (PART OF RISING SUN HOTEL), MARS HILL, LYNMOUTH

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

County: Devon

District: North Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Lynton and Lynmouth

National Park: EXMOOR

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Jul-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Jun-1995

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 376527

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History

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Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 08/01/2015

SS7149 858-1/4/81

LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, Lynmouth, MARS HILL (West side), Shelley's Cottage (part of Rising Sun Hotel)

(Formerly listed as No.1 Shelley's Cottage (part of Rising Sun Hotel), MARS HILL)

(Formerly Listed as: No.1 Shelley's Cottage, MARS HILL, LYNTON)

19/07/50

GV II

Detached cottage. C17 or C18. Rendered cob or rubble, thatch roof, but some tiles on rear slope. 2-unit plan with end and front lateral stacks to heated ground-floor rooms; a small cottage, at the end of the row climbing Mars Hill, at right angles to these and facing S. 2 storeys; 2-window range, all casements; at first floor, in small gabled 'eyebrows', a single- and 2-light to a thin mullion, above a C20 door. To the left, forward, is a large stepped square stack with attached bread oven under slate roofing, with another stack to the right gable, which has a small light over French doors. The rear has two C20 casements. INTERIOR: only partly inspected, but seriously damaged by fire in 1907, and shows no evidence of early features. HISTORICAL NOTE: the property now forms part of the Rising Sun Hotel (qv). It is one of 2 houses in Lynmouth which claim to be where Shelley stayed in 1812 for 9 weeks while he was writing 'Queen Mab'. The rival claimant is Shelley's Cottage Hotel (qv) in Watersmeet Road, which has some secondary documentary evidence in support, although romantic tradition would point to the Mars Hill cottage as being a more likely base for the poet.

Listing NGR: SS7221549580

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National Grid Reference: SS 72221 49582

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