MDE21399 - Lynrock Mineral Water bottling plant on the East Lyn River (Monument)

Summary

The Lynrock mineral water factory opened in 1911, owned and operated by the Attree brothers. The factory bottled mineral water and made ginger beer until 1939 when it closed due to lack of demand. The buildings were destroyed in the 1952 flood.

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Lynrock mineral water bottling plant. Destroyed in 1952 flood. Only a few masonry fragments remain. [1] The Lynrock mineral water factory opened in 1911 on the East Lyn. It was owned and operated by the Attree brothers, who lived at Myrtleberry. The water was reputed to be the most palatable water in the world with radioactive qualities that could cure gout. The factory bottled mineral water and made ginger beer until 1939 when it closed due to lack of demand. The buildings were destroyed in the 1952 flood. The building had a stone ground floor with a jettied timber framed first floor and a slate roof. A fountain was situated on the western side of the building. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Thackray, D. + Thackray, C.. 1986. Lynmouth: Foreland Point, Countisbury Hill and Watersmeet, Devon. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. Site 100252. 7. P. 14.
  • <2> Website: Unknown. Unknown. National Trust website. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/watersmeet/features/the-history-of-watersmeet-, 22 October 2018.

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Location

Grid reference SS 7395 4872 (point)
Map sheet SS74NW
Civil Parish COUNTISBURY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 46123
  • Devon SMR: SS74NW/210
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA108030

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Jul 21 2021 4:59PM

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