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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1201150
English Heritage Legacy ID: 376527
Location: Lynton and Lynmouth, North Devon, Devon, EX35
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
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 08/01/2015
LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, Lynmouth,
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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