Listed Building: LOWER EAST LYN FARMHOUSE
858-1, 2, 62
03 September 1973
Date last amended
LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH 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) - GV II
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