MEM22394 - Glen Lyn, Lynmouth (Building)


A house originating from the early 19th Century.

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Glen Lyn is a large house set against the steep wooded hillside, and originates from the early 19th Century. There is a record of it changing hands in 1817 when Robert Herries became the owner and greatly improved the house and grounds. The Tithe Map apportionment (1839) refers to a mansion and pleasure grounds. The left hand half of the house is of earlier date and is rendered with a slate roof and on the ridge a timber bellcote with lead coated bell-shaped roof with iron weathervane. To the right is an early 20th Century addition with plain tile and roughcast render with some features reflecting local vernacular detail. Few openings are visible from public space, but some original detail to doors and windows appears to survive. [1] The house is shown in its current form on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [2,3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Report: Fisher, J.. 2003. Lynmouth: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. 19-20.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.



Grid reference Centred SS 7237 4928 (38m by 21m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS74NW

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Record last edited

Apr 11 2016 2:11PM


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