History & Heritage

Find out about Lynton & Lynmouth's past.

Historic Lynton & Lynmouth

Discover the stories behind Lynton & Lynmouth

From a tiny fishing village on the North Devon coast to a popular Victorian resort and tourist destination, Lynton & Lynmouth has a rich history.

Here you will find stories of bravery and heroism. Legends of over-land lifeboat launches and memories of a town devastated by flood in 1952 and rebuilt anew to become one of Devon’s most popular holiday destinations.

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The Lynmouth Flood

Flood Devastates Devon Village Friday 15th August 1952 Lynmouth is surrounded by stunning natural beauty but in 1952 it also experienced the awesome destructive power

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