SHELLEY'S COTTAGE (PART OF RISING SUN HOTEL)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1201150
Date first listed:
19-Jul-1950
Date of most recent amendment:
09-Jun-1995
Statutory Address:
SHELLEY'S COTTAGE (PART OF RISING SUN HOTEL), MARS HILL, LYNMOUTH

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Location

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

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

County:
Devon
District:
North Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Lynton and Lynmouth
National Park:
EXMOOR
National Grid Reference:
SS 72221 49582

Details

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

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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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
376527
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 06 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/06353/28
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