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LYNMOUTH IN ROBSON'S DIRECTORY 1839

 

"Lynton and Lynmouth are two delightful villages, 17 miles from Ilfracombe, 18 from Barnstaple, and about 20 from Dunster. As it is gifted with romantic and delightful scenery, it is much frequented during the summer months by visitors. The views from the churchyard are extensive and beautiful; immediately below are the cottages of Lynmouth, scattered around the east and west Lyn. Towards the end of the cliff-walk, nothing can exceed the grandeur of the scene. Above are stupendous rocks, heaped over each other to the very summit of the hill, threatening to shower their gigantic force on the wandered below; while, in front, the majestic castle rock, and the bold and distant shore, with an extensive view of the Bristol Channel, bounded by the Welsh coast, produces an effect of great excitement. On entering the valley, nature has provided an interesting and extraordinary scene: in every direction "Are rocks on rocks,  piled, as by magic spell."

 

The inns, consisting of the Castle Hotel, Valley of the Rocks Hotel and Crown Inn, afford excellent accommodation. On the quay at Lynmouth is the establishment of Mr. Henry Trix, containing a Fancy Repository, Library, Hot & Cold Sea Water Baths and a Lodging House."

 

Lynmouth in 1831

Lynmouth  in 1831

Courtesy Devon County Council

 

RESIDENTS

Allen, Mrs. lodging house, Lynmouth

Appleby, Frederick George, carpenter & grocer, Lynmouth

Arnold, David, lodging house, Lynmouth

Bevans, Thomas, victualler, New Inn, Lynmouth

Blackmore, Mary, lodging house, Lynmouth

Corbett, Elizabeth & Mary, grocers & drapers, Lynmouth

Fry, William, lodging house, Lynmouth

Gill, F, dressmaker, Lynmouth

Green, Thomas, mason, Lynmouth

Haywood, James, baker, Lynmouth

John, Nicholas, builder, ironmonger & lodging house keeper

Knight, Mary, lodging house, Lynmouth

Lord, William, boot & shoemaker, Lynmouth

Oxenham, John, tailor, Lynmouth

Prior, Thomas, lodging house, Lynmouth

Richards, William, builder & lodging house, Lynmouth

Roe, John Colwell, merchant & shipowner, Lynmouth

Roe, Rev, Thomas, Lynmouth

Trix, Henry, Library, grocer, druggist, lodging house keeper etc.

POST OFFICE 

William Litson, postmaster

Letters arrive every morning at 9 during the summer and at 10 in the winter, and are despatched every afternoon at 1.0pm.

POSTING HOUSES etc.

Castle House, Linton - John Davis

Crown, Linton - William Crook

Valley of the Rocks, Linton - William Litson

BATHS

Hot and cold sea water baths, lending library etc.

Henry Trix - Lynmouth

National School, Lynton - Mistress Miss Burn

CARRIERS:

To Barnstaple - Charles Fry and Norman Richards; Fridays, return same day. (They go twice a week during summer.)





 

 
 
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