CHURCH HILL HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1206517
Date first listed:
03-Sep-1973
Statutory Address:
CHURCH HILL HOUSE, CHURCH HILL

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH HILL HOUSE, CHURCH HILL

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 72016 49439

Details

LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH

SS7149 CHURCH HILL, Lynton 858-1/4/11 (South West side) 03/09/73 Church Hill House

GV II

House with shops in small island group. Early to mid C19. Rendered, slate roof. The original range probably a symmetrical villa with central gable to street, extended by 2 bays to the right, slightly set back, but in consistent detail. In 2 storeys, but developing large lower storey areas with steep fall in site to the S, on return to Queen Street. 5-window range; the upper level has 3 canted oriels with 2 or 4-pane sash, the flat tops set just below the deep projecting plain eaves soffit. The slightly projecting central gable has a 3-light small-pane casement with pointed heads to the lights. To the far right is a replacement window in deep reveals. The ground floor has 3 C19 pilaster shop fronts with moulded cornices; that to the left has the original plate-glass display windows with thin cast-iron mullions to very flat 4-centred heads and spandrels, and a single-pane return to a recessed door, and with tile stall riser. This unit has a deep fascia and moulded cornice. The centre unit is a C20 replacement within the pilasters, and the right-hand unit is a symmetrical plate-glass front with thin cast-iron colonnette mullions and recessed pair of doors with transom light; to the right a plain light replaces a former door. Across this frontage are scant remains of cast-iron brackets which formerly carried a continuous decorative cast-iron balustrade to a shallow balcony, slightly stepped forward to the gabled bay; this is referred to in the previous list, and appears in early photographs, including one in Bartlett of 1929. Under the gabled centre is a pair of C19 doors, with vertical panels to edge moulds. A stack to each gable end. The first 3 bays are to a hipped roof, and the roof to the added 2 bays has a gabled outer end, but covers the former hipped end to its left. The return to the right has a narrow display window, then a wide gable over 3 storeys set to the very steep Queen Street, continued on the curve with an added range. Various openings, including a wide 8-pane sash, and a deep 3-light casement. INTERIORS not inspected; the shops do not retain significant original detail. With the adjoining Old Coach House (qv) this is an important element of streetscape opposite St Mary's Church (qv), and the 2 buildings between them occupy a complete triangular island block lying across a steep slope. (Bartlett T: Postcard Views of North Devon: Combe Martin: 1990-: 99).

Listing NGR: SS7201649439

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
376490
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Bartlett, T , Postcard Views of North Devon, (1990), 99

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: 30 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/09137/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Robins. Source Historic England Archive
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