Architecture of Ilfracombe

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Ilfracombe has wide variety of architectural styles dating from the 13th Century to 21st Century. The town has ancient streets leading to the harbour, on higher ground there are Georgian and Regency period Terraces and mansions. Naturally, the period from 1830 to 1900 was a time of great development and has been the subject of several books by J Bates the architecture of Ilfracombe which gives the town a Victorian flavour visible in many buildings. The latest style of architecture can be seen in the award winning design of the Landmark theatre and the McCarthy Stone apartment block Lantern Court which stands above the harbour.