Watersmeet House a romantic undertaking
Watersmeet and its romantic setting is a haven for our many visitors. Built originally as a fishing lodge and romantic retreat, with connections to the romantic poets, it has been a tea room since 1901.
Radioactive water of the East Lyn river
The Lynrock mineral water factory opened on the East Lyn in 1911. Owned and run by the Attree brothers, who lived at Myrtleberry a short distance up the river. The factory bottled mineral water and made ginger beer until 1939 when it closed due to lack of demand.
Electricity pioneer: the East Lyn river
Lynmouth had one of the first hydro electric power stations in the UK, built in 1890 and fed by the tumbling torrent of the East Lyn River. The station was active until the 1950s when Lynmouth was connected to the National Grid.
Watersmeet yesterday: a hive of industry
Today a place for quiet reflection on the beauty of nature, the East Lyn Valley was in its past, a site of industry and endeavour. Woodland Industry, lime kilns and mining all had a part to play in the history of the area and their relics have been left for keen eyes to discern.