MEM22330 - Seaview Villa, Summerhouse Hill, Lynmouth (Building)


One of a pair of houses dating from the early 19th Century, which is now a hotel.

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House, one of a pair, now hotel. Early C19. Rubble, rendered to front, some slatehanging. A symmetrical plain front to central staircase plan, set on the slopes of Summerhouse Hill. 3 storeys; 3-window front, all sashes; 9-pane above 15-pane, but 16-pane to ground floor; central panelled door under plain fanlight in deep reveals to elliptical arch, on slate steps. The rear wall has a 12-pane at eaves level and a stair sash, both in brick dressings. The gable to the left has a small light to the attic space, and a 12-pane sash. There are gable stacks. INTERIOR not accessible. [1] Summerhouse Path rises steeply from Watersmeet Road. On the right is Seaview a three-storey late 18th - early 19th Century house with symmetrical plan, sash windows with narrow glazing bars and elliptical arched entrance with plain reveals, panelled door and fanlight. [2] 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. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . 9 June 1995.
  • <2> Report: Fisher, J.. 2003. Lynmouth: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. 18.
  • <3> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.



Grid reference Centred SS 7239 4934 (12m by 9m)
Map sheet SS74NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 858/1/4/82

Record last edited

Jun 14 2021 4:24PM


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