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HER Number:MDV105208
Name:Linhay, Pitfield Farm, Stockland


An 18th century linhay.


Grid Reference:ST 217 028
Map Sheet:ST20SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStockland
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOCKLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GARAGE (Unknown date)
  • STOREHOUSE (Unknown date)
  • LINHAY (XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Annotated plan shows an access way through the range on the west side of the yard.

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH177.4 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Linhay. A linhay forms the west side of the yard. There is a wagonway through a central bay, which could be original, and would make sense given the route taken by the farm drive from the road. It has been considerably adapted in the 20th century and it is not possible to be certain that it is original. The bays to the north of the entrance have been infilled with timber boards. The north end was converted to a stable and is now a utility room, with a garage to the rear, in the corner with the threshing barn. The rest, to the south of the wagonway, has been converted to domestic use. Chert; rubble stone walls. The rear wall is rubblestone. The front is timber clad to the north and plastered to the south. Thatch roof. Uncollared principals. 3-bays to the roof of the section to the north of the wagonway. Not all of the south section was accessible. The trusses have notched, mortise and tenon X-apexes held with single pegs. There is a single set of back purlins and a ridge. A truss to the south section has a plain, lap-jointed collar held with a peg and two nails. Open front; tallet. In the first bay to the section to the south of the wagonway, there is a single front post. It supports the foot of the principal, with a bracket nailed onto the outside face of the post to accommodate a wall plate. There is a pegged tenon for a tallet crossbeam lower down the post. Currently used for domestic utility / storage; Garage - domestic; stabling.

Thorp, J., 2003, Pitfield Farm, BH177006 (Ground Photograph). SDV352584.

Thorp, J., 2003, Pitfield Farm, BH177011, BH177021-BH177022 (Un-published). SDV352586.

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. BH177.4.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #64670 ]
SDV352584Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2003. Pitfield Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH177006.
SDV352586Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2003. Pitfield Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH177011, BH177021-BH177022.

Associated Monuments

MDV80915Part of: Pitfield Farm, Stockland (Monument)
MDV105207Related to: Pigsties, Pitfield Farm, Stockland (Building)
MDV27161Related to: Pitfield Farmhouse, Stockland (Building)
MDV105206Related to: Stable, Pitfield Farm, Stockland (Building)
MDV27162Related to: Threshing Barn, Pitfield Farm, Stockland (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills

Date Last Edited:Apr 23 2015 9:56AM