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HER Number:MDV104588
Name:Linhay and Lofted Cattleshed, Pitney Farm


A 19th century linhay and lofted cattleshed.


Grid Reference:ST 105 038
Map Sheet:ST10SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroadhembury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBROADHEMBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CART SHED (Unknown date)
  • HAYLOFT (Unknown date)
  • COW HOUSE (XIX - 1820 AD to 1840 AD (Between))
  • LINHAY (XIX - 1820 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

Clements, H. A., 1994, Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills (Report - Survey). SDV344050.

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH052.1 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Linhay and lofted cattleshed. Originally cattle shed; linhay. Later cart shed; cattle shed; hayloft/tallet. A linhay with wide brick piers to the front, with a large open wagon bay in the west bay. It is built up against a lofted, rubblestone cattleshed to the east. Both buildings form the south side of the yard. Brick; chert walls. Roman tile roof. King post; scissor braces. The cattleshed has a 5-bay bolted, kingpost roof with lap-jointed collars, a single set of back purlins and a ridgeboard. The linhay has a 6-bay roof of bolted scissor trusses, with one set of back purlins on cleats and a ridgeboard. Door/s; loading hatch. 3 2-flap ledge and brace doors in infill between piers. West bay is open for carts. East bay unlofted, originally for carts with loading bay to rear. Central bays lofted. Original doorway, now blocked, in rear wall, in corner of west cart bay. Feeding passage; hayloft. Originally, loft supported on double central beam and timber posts either side, one of which remains. Concrete block walls have replaced posts and form partitions with feeding passage to rear. Currently disused.

Thorp, J., 2002, Pitney Farm, BH052006 (Ground Photograph). SDV351655.

Thorp, J., 2002, Pitney Farm, BH052012, BH052021-BH052022 (Un-published). SDV351656.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344050Report - Survey: Clements, H. A.. 1994. Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH052.1.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #64065 ]
SDV351655Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2002. Pitney Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH052006.
SDV351656Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2002. Pitney Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH052012, BH052021-BH052022.

Associated Monuments

MDV79759Part of: Pitney Farm, Broadhembury (Monument)
MDV104594Related to: Cart Shed, Pitney Farm (Building)
MDV104609Related to: Cart Shed, Pitney Farm (Building)
MDV104591Related to: Cow Sheds, Pitney Farm (Building)
MDV104593Related to: East Shippon, Pitney Farm (Building)
MDV104608Related to: Pigsties, Pitney Farm (Building)
MDV77332Related to: Pitney Farmhouse, Broadhembury (Building)
MDV104590Related to: South Shippon, Pitney Farm (Building)
MDV104595Related to: Stable, Pitney Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills

Date Last Edited:Jul 26 2013 11:39AM