MDE21537 - Lynmouth Pier (Building)

Summary

The pier at Lynmouth was part of the general quay construction. It dates to the late 18th or early 19th Century, and was rebuilt in 1954, following the floods.

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Full Description

The pier at Lynmouth was part of the general quay construction. It dates to the late 18th or early 19th Century, and was rebuilt in 1954, following floods. It is built of rubble and dressed granite, with asphalt paving. There is a short length of vertical quay wall, projecting northeast from the junction of the Esplanade with Lynmouth Street. The wall on the outer, northwest side is in roughly squared granite blocks, brought to a weathered and rounded flush granite parapet approximately 1.5 metres high, returning across the end. It contains the path, which passes under the Rhenish Tower, and has tubular railings to the southeast side. From a broader platform raised on two steps at the street end is a long ramp, and beyond the tower a flight of 20 steps set into the wall. [2] The pier is mainly 18th Century in origin. It has been rebuilt and repaired at various times. [3] The Pier is probably late 18th or early 19th Century, but also damaged in the 1952 flood. It is largely built of large roughly squared granite blocks with a rounded, flush granite parapet. [5] 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 5A. [6] This structure is visible on the 1840 Lynton Tithe map. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . Lynton (1973) 7.
  • <2> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . Lynton and Lynmouth (9 June 1995) 95.
  • <3> Report: Weddell, P.J.. 1992. Preliminary Archaeological Assessment of Lynton Sewage Treatment Works. P.4.
  • <4> Report: Rance, C. + Weddell, P.J.. 1994. Archaeological Assessment of SWW Sewage Treatment Works at Lynton and Lynmouth (Manor House Scheme). P.4.
  • <5> Report: Fisher, J.. 2003. Lynmouth: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. 16.
  • <6> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <7> Map: 1840. Lynton and Lynmouth Parish Tithe Map and Apportionment.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7226 4966 (42m by 38m) 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 (5A): 858/1/4/88
  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial & tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 fluvial and tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 fluvial and tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 53901
  • Devon SMR: SS74NW/108/1
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20038
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (0-20)
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (20-50)

Record last edited

Jun 21 2021 12:56PM

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