MDE20995 - 3 and 4 Mars Hill, Lynmouth (Building)

Summary

A house that probably dates to the 17th Century but was heightened and altered in the 19th Century. The cottage is part of a row of fisherman's cottages, when the cellars were used for smoking herrings. It is now part of the Rising Sun Hotel.

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Full Description

Numbers 3 and 4 (Harbour View), Mars Hill are probably early 18th Century. The building is two storeys, with three windows and a stone front, plastered and limewashed. It has near-flush-frame wood casements. The two doorways are in plain reveals. The building adjoins the Rising Sun Hotel group, at a higher level. [1] 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. [2] The cottage is part of a row of fisherman's cottages, when the cellars were used for smoking herrings. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . HHR: Lynton (3 September 1973) 16 Lynton. 03/09/1973. P.16 Doe/hhr:lynton/(3/9/1973)16.
  • <2> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <3> 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. 78.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7222 4959 (9m by 10m) Estimated from sources
Map sheet SS74NW
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 858/1/4/79
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 24074
  • Devon SMR: SS74NW/135

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Jun 14 2021 11:24AM

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