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HER Number:MDV23773
Name:Byron Court, 19 The Beacon, Exmouth


A substantial and conspicuous component of The Beacon. Stucco façade with outer quoins and balustraded parapet under a mansard slate roof. The dormers are modern. Good ionic porch. Lady Byron and her daughter stayed here in 1828.


Grid Reference:SY 001 805
Map Sheet:SY08SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLITTLEHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY08SW/131
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOTEL (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 15/06/1978, Exmouth, 8 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV131898.

No 19 (Byron Hotel), railings to steps and area railings, the beacon. Lady Byron and her daughter stayed here in 1828. Stucco facade with outer quoins and balustraded parapet above heavily moulded eaves cornice. Mansard slate roof 2 storeys, with 3 modern dormers and basement.3 windows, the south eastern of 3 lights, generally sashes with labels above and vertical glazing bars only. Good ionic porch with fluted columns and round arched door with plain fanlight. Steps with railings and area railings. Rear facade unaltered.

Child, P., 1995, Re-roofing Works to 19 The Beacon, Exmouth (Correspondence). SDV346921.

Byron Villa is a substantial and conspicuous component of the terrace, which is one of the very best group of buildings in Exmouth. The present, original roof is a double pitched type which would, before the construction of the modern dormers behind the parapet, have been largely obscured from view.
Proposal for new mono-pitched roof.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV131898List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 15/06/1978. Exmouth. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 8.
SDV346921Correspondence: Child, P.. 1995. Re-roofing Works to 19 The Beacon, Exmouth. Letter to Local Planning Authority. Letter.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #84232 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 13 2012 12:39PM