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

North Devon (District Authority)
Lynton and Lynmouth
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SS 73430 48159



SS74NW EAST LYN LANE, East Lyn 858-1/2/62 (West side (off)) 03/09/73 Lower East Lyn Farmhouse (Formerly Listed as: LYNTON EAST LYN Lower East Lyn Farmhouse)


Farmhouse. Late C16 or early C17, C19 extensions. Rubble, mainly limewashed, probably some cob, slate roof, stone stacks. Later alteration has concealed the original plan, but it was probably 3-room, all heated, with cross-passage to the left (S); the principal room at this end has been rebuilt, and to the right (N) is a gabled wing to the front, and extension to the right, probably later, but a wing to the rear possibly part of the original range. In 2 storeys with various casements; the entrance front has a 2-light with transom in a late C19 gablet face dormer, above a 3-light with transom, to the left of a small gabled porch below a 2-light. To the right is a full-height projecting bay with canted sides and a small gable, containing a 2-light above a lofty 2-light with transom; beyond this is a further 2-light and some dove openings, above a 3-light with rough drip-mould. A C19 extension, with lower roof-line, projects forward to a gable end to the right. The gable end to the left is stepped out to a large square stack, and there are 2 further ridge stacks. The right return has an entrance in the projecting wing, and late C19 windows in the extension. The rear includes a late C19 gabled half-dormer to the right, and a lean-to opposite the cross passage, with various other casements. The wing projecting to the rear is in rubble, and appears to be of early construction. INTERIOR: the cross passage has a late C19 straight-flight staircase, and stone floor. To the left, the added or altered ground-floor room is high ceiled, with a wide elliptical recess to the wall backing on the passage. The main parlour, to the right, entered through an C18 panelled door, has a large open fireplace, backing on the passage, with rebuilt cheeks, and very deep wood bressumer to hollow chamfer with run-out stops; this has been opened up since the previous list was published. The high ceiling has 3 large spine beams, the outer ones at the walls, with deep chamfers and stops. The window bay lights the end opposite the fireplace. The kitchen, through a C17 eight-panel door, has no ceiling beams, but retains a wide bressumer fireplace with a bread oven; off its NW corner, beside the fireplace, a door gives to a square stair well with spiral, in the rear wing. Various good C18 and C19 plank doors, some with early hinges. The roof was partially inspected at 2 points, but there was no evidence of early timbers. This has been a grand house, which needs full investigation to determine its building history. It was the former Popham Manor.

Listing NGR: SS7343048159


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

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