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HER Number:MDV33199
Name:Linhay at Old Middlecott Farm, Chagford


Linhay added to barn at Old Middlecott farmyard in 18th century. Granite stone rubble with dressed quoins; corrugated iron roof (formerly thatched). Linhay is 4 bays and is open-fronted (apart from right end).


Grid Reference:SX 716 861
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NW/71/3
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LINHAY (XVII to XVIII - 1700 AD to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Depicted on the modern mapping.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1106143 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

4/138 Barn and linhay at Old - Middlecott Farmyard, GV II
Barn and adjoining linhay. Barn may be as old as C16. Linhay added probably in C18. Barn is built of roughly dressed blocks of granite, some of them massive, and tending to courses, with some cob on the wall tops; linhay of granite stone rubble with dressed quoins; both have corrugated iron roofs (both were formerly thatch). Plan: L-shaped building around the eastern corner of Old Middlecott farmyard. The barn faces north-west and has opposing central doors to the threshing floor. When the linhay was added a narrow 1-bay byre entry was added on the left (north-eastern) end and then a linhay built at right angles projecting forwards and facing south- west. Exterior: the barn has full height central doorway containing C19 plank doors and flanked by short projecting midstrey walls and the roof above carried down as a hood. Smaller rear door with old oak frame. C19 granite shed with a monopitch roof over right end. At right end a C20 gate to byre. Linhay is 4 bays and is open-fronted (except the right end 1 where front of byre walled with granite). Crossbeams of linhay rest on granite post and short timber posts rise through tallet to support roof trusses (Alcock's linhay type S2). Barn block roof is half-hipped to right and hipped to left (over the added byre) and the lower roof of the linhay is gable-ended. Interior has plain but sturdy carpentry detail. Both roofs comprise A-frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed collars. Some of the timbers of the barn roof are reused from an earlier roof. This barn and linhay form part of an attractive group of traditional Dartmoor farmbuildings, one of which, the milking parlour (q.v.) was originally the farmhouse here.
Listing NGR: SX7159786169

Sources / Further Reading

SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #87732 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1106143.

Associated Monuments

MDV77209Part of: Old Middlecott, Chagford (Monument)
MDV33200Related to: Barn at Old Middlecott, Chagford (Building)
MDV21006Related to: Milking parlour at Old Middlecott (former farmhouse), Chagford (Building)
MDV33201Related to: Stables at Old Middlecott Farmyard, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 20 2014 11:09AM