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HER Number:MDV63556
Name:The Cabin, Clovelly


A cliff-side shelter built in the early 19th century.


Grid Reference:SS 313 255
Map Sheet:SS32NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClovelly
Ecclesiastical ParishCLOVELLY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS32NW/74
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 91160

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GAZEBO (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Rectangular building at the top of cliffes overlooking Wood Rock, marked as 'The Cabin'.

Department of Environment, 1989, Clovelly, 39 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV4533.

The Cabin.
Cliff side shelter. Early 19th century for Sir James Hamlyn as part of his improvements to Clovelly Court Park; rebuilt in 1903 by Christine Hamlyn. Rubble stone and wood, Welsh-slated hipped roof.
Plan: rectangular, open shelter with wide views out to sea.
Exterior: back wall of random rubble, hipped roof with bellcast, on the front the roof is supported on 4 square-section wooden posts.
Interior: floor of stone setts; ceiling composed of rustic twigs in a diaper pattern. Other details: LBS number 91160.

Nicholas Pearson Associates, 2001, Clovelly Park: Historic Landscape Survey and Restoration Plan. (Draft) (Report - non-specific). SDV16249.

A cliff-side shelter known as 'The cabin' built by Sir James Hamlyn in the early 19th century and rebuilt in 1903. Rectangular open shelter with wide sea views built of rubble, stone and wood under slate hipped roof. Floor is of stone setts and ceiling of rustic twigs

Child, P, 2002, Countryside Stewardship. Clovelly Court (Correspondence). SDV354622.

The Cabin forms a significant component of the Clovelly landscape. Its slated roof is in poor condition. The floor of the shelter, which is constructed of stone slabs laid in a crazy-paving fashion also needs consolidating. Considered very suitable for grant aid under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme.

Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 86 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Clark, J. + Richardson, D., 2013, Clovelly Court (Un-published). SDV356192.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV16249Report - non-specific: Nicholas Pearson Associates. 2001. Clovelly Park: Historic Landscape Survey and Restoration Plan. (Draft). Nicholas Pearson Associates Report. Unknown. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 86.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #97350 ]
SDV354622Correspondence: Child, P. 2002. Countryside Stewardship. Clovelly Court. Letter to Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV356192Un-published: Clark, J. + Richardson, D.. 2013. Clovelly Court. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.
SDV4533List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1989. Clovelly. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 39.

Associated Monuments

MDV11676Related to: Clovelly Court (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 22 2015 10:05AM