Clovelly Cross Filling Station
A remarkably decorative small station built in 1928 and listed Grade II.
Period of construction:
1900 - 1949
Transport Trust plaque:
Higher Clovelly, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5RZ
In the early 1920s there was increasing concern abut the spoiling of the countryside by the invasion of mass motoring and its accompanying infrastructure. In response to this concern, at this remote spot above Clovelly on the main road west from Bideford, a cottage style filling station and garage was builtÂ with the intention of presenting petrol supply and a motor workshop in an attractive and sensitive way. It survives intact.
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Daily but enquire on tel: 01237 431 366
How To Find:
By road: On the A 39 at the turning for Clovelly.
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