MEM15270 - Hill House, former Mine Captain's House (Building)


formerly known as Sea View House, this was the Mine Captain's house for Ralegh's Cross Mine. It briefly served as a Youth Hostel between 1933 and 1934.

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Hill House, formerly Sea View House, Ralegh's Cross Mine Captain's house. Located to the east of the Incline Winding House, now a private dwelling. [1] Built by the Ebbw Vale Company for the Mine Captain, Morgan Motgans. 1884 sale particulars list the house as containing drawing, dining and breakfast rooms, nine bedrooms and a drying room or nursery. [2] ST 025 344. Sea View House, Brendon Hill, Washford, Somerset. Youth Hostel opened 1 April 1933. The wardens were Mr and Mrs Allen, accommodation 16 and the hostel open all year. It closed in 1934. Georgian style building. From 1854 the building was leased to the Brendon Hills Iron Ore Company, which operated Raleigh's Cross Mine. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Report: The Hartley Conservation Partnership + David Sekers Consulting Partnership. 2004. West Somerset Mineral Railway Conservation Plan. P.36-37.
  • <2> Report: Jones, M.H.. 1995. Report on Proposed Low-Key Visitor Access to Industrial Sites on the Brendon Hills. P.13.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Martin, J.. 2018. Youth Hostels Association (England and Wales): Historical listing of all youth hostels and other YHA accommodation.



Grid reference Centred ST 02504 34466 (20m by 18m)
Map sheet ST03SW

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  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

May 28 2019 3:59PM


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