MDE20976 - Bath Hotel with Pixie Dell, Lynmouth Street, Lynmouth (Building)


Hotel with Pixie Dell originated as a small villa in the late 18th or early 19th Century with 19th century extensions.

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Pixie Dell, Bath Hotel, Lynmouth Street. Early 19th century 2 storey 3 windows limewashed plaster front, surrounded by later hotel buildings. Centre projects slightly and has small gable. Round-headed doorway with good fanlight. Flanking the doorway are splayed bays with French windows. Sash windows above with glazing bars. Slate, hipped roof. [1] Bath Hotel, with Pixie Dell on the southwest side of Lynmouth Street. Small villa, now hotel. Late 18th or early 19th century, with late 19th century major extensions. Rendered, hipped slate roof. The original building a small 2-storey range with central gable slightly brought forward. 3-window front; 12-pane sashes to first floor, and canted hipped bays with French doors and side lights to the ground floor, flanking a small 9-pane light with arched head, formerly the doorway. Set back to the left is a 3-storey, 3-window range with small gables having decorative barge-boards over the second floor lights. At the ground floor is a large glazed extension. To the right is a further large range, stepped forward, and with a full-height octagonal bay to the left. Windows are varied casements mostly with transoms. The earlier building is representative of the early scale of hotel development in Lynmouth. The later 19th century extensions are not included because of their late date and level of alteration. Historical note: Pixie Dell is an early Halliday (Glenthorne) estate building, reputedly a bath house. The Revd W Halliday having originally resided in Clooneavin on the cliffs above Lynmouth, prior to building Glenthorne House. LBS No 376519 [2] Further north is the Bath Hotel and Pixie Dell (now part of the former). Originally a late 18th to early 19th Century villa , it was considerably extended in the late 19th Century. The listing details refer to the original building “as representative of the early scale of hotel development in Lynmouth.” This part of the hotel retains sash windows with narrow glazing bars, and ground floor canted bays with French doors. The gables with ornamental barge-boarding are typical period features. Pixie Dell was reputedly a bath house built as part of the estate of Rev. W. Halliday who originally lived at Clooneavin on the cliffs above Lynmouth. [3] The building was visited in April 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 6. [4] The Bath Hotel was supplied with water by a water tank housed in the Rhenish Tower on the seafront (MDE21018). [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Index: Department of Environment. 1973. Lynton. Historic Houses Register 7. 11.
  • <2> Index: English Heritage. 2003. Lynton & Lynmouth. Historic Houses Register.
  • <3> Report: Fisher, J.. 2003. Lynmouth: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. 16-17.
  • <4> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <5> Monograph: Binding, H., Pearce, B. and Pugsley, S.. 2001. Exmoor Century: A century of change through fascinating historic and contemporary photographs of Exmoor. Exmoor Books. 77.



Grid reference Centred SS 7225 4950 (40m by 47m)
Map sheet SS74NW

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 858/1/4/75
  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 24055
  • Devon SMR: SS74NW/116

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Jun 14 2021 12:51PM


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