Little Monmouth House
39 Coombe Street is situated within the Lyme Regis Conservation Area and is also in a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The building is Grade II Listed (with its neighbour number 40, with both properties listed together in the official listing document) as being of Special Architectural and Historic Interest. This allocation places restrictions upon how the building may be altered.
The house is a 3 storey terraced house set back from both the seafront and the primary shopping area within Lyme Regis. Numbers 39 and 40 Coombe Street were constructed as identical properties mirrored on the shared party wall.
Both properties are accessed directly from the street/public highway. Both 39 and 40 Coombe Street have slate covered gabled roofs with stucco front walls. On the front elevation sash windows exist, 3 pane wide to the second and first floor and 4 pane wide to the ground floor. The main front door is a 6 panel door with ledged revels with the upper 4 panes glazed.
To the rear, the external wall is also stucco finish but this has been applied to a timber framed structure spanning between masonry party walls. Windows are timber casement style windows.
Our project involved the complete internal and external refurbishment of the property, rebuilding of the rear timber framed structural external wall and applying traditional lime render. Windows were replaced and the involvement with local conservation officers was extensive.
The works were completed over a period of 8 months and was hailed a complete success by all involved.