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Shelley's Cottage (Part of Rising Sun Hotel)

A Grade II Listed Building in Lynton, Devon

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Latitude: 51.2311 / 51°13'51"N

Longitude: -3.8315 / 3°49'53"W

OS Eastings: 272221

OS Northings: 149582

OS Grid: SS722495

Mapcode National: GBR L1.2P66

Mapcode Global: VH4M9.JBS3

Entry Name: Shelley's Cottage (Part of Rising Sun Hotel)

Listing Date: 19 July 1950

Last Amended: 9 June 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201150

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376527

Location: Lynton and Lynmouth, North Devon, Devon, EX35

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Lynton and Lynmouth

Built-Up Area: Lynton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Countisbury with Lynmouth St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 08/01/2015


MARS HILL (West side),
Shelley's Cottage (part of Rising Sun Hotel)

(Formerly listed as No.1 Shelley's Cottage (part of Rising Sun Hotel), MARS HILL)

(Formerly Listed as: No.1 Shelley's Cottage, MARS HILL, LYNTON)



Detached cottage. C17 or C18. Rendered cob or rubble, thatch
roof, but some tiles on rear slope. 2-unit plan with end and
front lateral stacks to heated ground-floor rooms; a small
cottage, at the end of the row climbing Mars Hill, at right
angles to these and facing S.
2 storeys; 2-window range, all casements; at first floor, in
small gabled 'eyebrows', a single- and 2-light to a thin
mullion, above a C20 door. To the left, forward, is a large
stepped square stack with attached bread oven under slate
roofing, with another stack to the right gable, which has a
small light over French doors. The rear has two C20 casements.
INTERIOR: only partly inspected, but seriously damaged by fire
in 1907, and shows no evidence of early features.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the property now forms part of the Rising Sun
Hotel (qv). It is one of 2 houses in Lynmouth which claim to
be where Shelley stayed in 1812 for 9 weeks while he was
writing 'Queen Mab'. The rival claimant is Shelley's Cottage
Hotel (qv) in Watersmeet Road, which has some secondary
documentary evidence in support, although romantic tradition
would point to the Mars Hill cottage as being a more likely
base for the poet.

Listing NGR: SS7221549580

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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