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East Devon’s local heritage list

  • by JW

The Vision Group’s website has the latest addition of ‘Built Heritage’.


And under the section on Sidmouth is a reference to the fact that the Sid Valley has more listed buildings than anywhere in Devon apart from Exeter:

The early 19th century thatched cottage was Grade II listed in 1951 (as Pauntley Cottage).

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Marino Lodge, Cotmaton Road, Sidmouth


At the end of June, the council finally adopted new guidance on putting together a formal ‘local list’ – which would complement the Grade I and II national list:

East Devon Guide for listing local heritage assets


This brings a long period of consultation to a close and so the promise of moving towards formalising this ‘local list’:

Futures Forum: East Devon Heritage Strategy and Local List of Heritage Assets >>> report from strategic planning cttee

Futures Forum: East Devon Local List of Heritage Assets >>> process to go out to public consultation

Futures Forum: District Council postpones yet again its review into heritage assets


Although the council clearly sees local heritage as a priority:

Futures Forum: Locally Listed Heritage Assets: report for East Devon


As does central government:

Futures Forum: Local Heritage Assets: ‘making better use of the available resources to identify, protect and maintain the historic buildings and places that matter to local communities.’


To help this process, back in 2015, the Sid Vale Association put together its own consultation process:

Futures Forum: Civic Voice and Local Heritage Lists >>> SVA ‘local heritage assets project’ at Sidmouth Library

Futures Forum: “What’s important to our local heritage?”… The Sid Vale Association’s “local heritage assets project” asks for nominations

Futures Forum: Sid Vale Association: launch of heritage project … Monday 26th January at Sidmouth Library