Garden Wall of No 21 Bridge House, Sidmouth, Devon - British Listed Buildings
Garden Wall of Barrington Villa, Sidmouth, Devon - British Listed Buildings
Here is another flint wall - on Manor Road - but it is covered by no protection at all:
Harrison-Lavers & Potbury's
Such heritage assets might well end up being given some protection:
Futures Forum: Listing flint walling as local heritage assets
The 'local listing' process is proving very slow, with promises that things will be going to the District Council 'in the spring' this year:
Officers are "preparing a heritage strategy for East Devon and ... the first draft will be out to consultation during Spring 2018.
"The strategy will set out proposals for a formal local list of assets that is recognised by the Council, working with communities to establish, update and review such a list."
Back in January 2015, the SVA carried out its own consultation asking for suggestions for the listing of local heritage assets - and this was one such proposal:
"I would like to nominate the flint walls of Sidmouth to be preserved. There are many fine flint constructed walls with a lime and mortar bonding, which give an attractive look to Sidmouth and add much character to the town. Unfortunately many of these walls have been lost as they are expensive to repair, and it is easier and cheaper to replace them with brick or block walls. Many of these walls have also been repaired incorrectly (as in Manor Road) with modern cement and often the wrong coloured sand, using Exeter red sand instead of Branscombe/Wilmington or similar honey coloured sand.
"We have just lost one of these walls this week as Magnolia Cottage has just pulled down their flint wall and is replacing it with a block construction which will probably be rendered. This wall is in a conservation area but when I brought this to the attention of EDDC I was informed nothing could be done about it. In the Council’s words “These works are deemed to be permitted development and do not require a formal application for planning permission”. I surmise from this that all the flint walls in the town could be demolished with impunity."
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Futures Forum: "What's important to our local heritage?"... The Sid Vale Association's "local heritage assets project" asks for nominations
Meanwhile, here is an excellent homage to pebble and flint construction in Sidmouth and East Devon:
Past Remains - Pebble Buildings