MDE20996 - The Old Cottage, 2 Mars Hill, Lynmouth (Building)

Summary

The building is probably 18th Century. It is three storeys, with three windows and a plastered front. It is part of a row of fisherman's cottages, when the cellars were used for smoking herrings.

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Full Description

Number 2 (The Old Cottage), Mars Hill is probably 18th Century. It adjoins Number 3, and is three storeys with three windows and a plastered front. There are wrought iron balusters to the flat roof porch, and chamfered rusticated quoins. It has wood casements, mainly with altered glazing bars. The trellis porch has been restored. The approach has two steps and a small stone retaining wall to the garden. [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 . Lynton (3 Sept 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 4958 (7m 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): 858/1/4/78
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 24075
  • Devon SMR: SS74NW/136

Record last edited

Nov 14 2018 12:12PM

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