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HER Number:MDV49466
Name:Linhay at Yeo Farm, Chagford


Two storey linhay abutting the western side of the mill and enclosing the southern side of the farmyard at Yeo. Stone walls now divide the ground storey into three partly enclosed components. Post-dates the mill; two of the mills windows have been converted into connecting doorways.


Grid Reference:SX 678 865
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/34/8
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 94624

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LINHAY (Built, XVI to XVIII - 1600 AD to 1799 AD (Between))

Full description

Griffiths, D., 10/01/1989, Yeo Farm, Chagford, 11 (Report - Interim). SDV351692.

Laithwaite, J. M. W., 1988, Yeo Farm, Chagford, 11 (Un-published). SDV226613.

Abutting the west side of mill and enclosing the south side of the farmyard is a two storied structure resembling a traditional Devon linhay, although it lacks a complete set of orthostats in front of ground storey and there is no certainty that the spaces between the uprights were originally open. Stone walls now divide the ground storey into three partly enclosed components. It post-dates the mill, two windows of which have been converted into connecting doorways. One of the granite posts is chamfered on the inside with a straight-cut stop and has clearly been re-used. The rear and western walls are constructed from granite rubble, each with a louvred upper-floor window; the west window has a re-used chamfered stone lintel with run-out stops.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

(Listing description September 1987) Water mill and adjoining shippon and linhay. 17th and 18th century core refurbished in the mid 19th century. Granite stone rubble with granite dressings and large quoins; corrugated iron roof (formerly thatch).
Plan: the mill is a tall block with its gable end facing south-south-west, say south, onto the road. The wheel house and a saw mill are attached to the right (east) side. There is a linhay at an oblique angle facing backwards into a farmyard and shippon with hayloft over at the back on the same axis as the mill but a lower block. The mill is three storeys high.
Exterior: The linhay is two bays and open-fronted with the tallet crossbeam carried on a granite post. A timber post rises from this to carry the roof (Alcock's type S2). The tallet continues to right over a granite walled byre with a door near the right end. The end wall contains a ground floor window and first floor loading hatch. The shippon has a through passage next to the mill and three slit windows each side, a hayloft loading hatch on the farmyard side and a dung hatch in the end wall with a boarded cover hung on rollers on an iron rail. All the roofs are gable-ended.
Interior: A secondary cow byre in front of the original and a shelter to rear of the linhay are not included in the listing.
Yeo Mill is one of an important and well-preserved group of listed buildings including the farmhouse, office and garden railings, the Old School House, smithy and cartshed and barn. The Perryman family have lived on the site since circa 1450. (For full description on Mill, see PRN 6156). Other details: LB UID: 94624.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV226613Un-published: Laithwaite, J. M. W.. 1988. Yeo Farm, Chagford. A4 Comb Bound. 11.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #93514 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV351692Report - Interim: Griffiths, D.. 10/01/1989. Yeo Farm, Chagford. Dartmoor National Park Authority. A4 Stapled. 11.

Associated Monuments

MDV49493Part of: Yeo Farmstead, Chagford (Monument)
MDV49465Related to: Shippon adjoining Yeo Corn Mill, Chagford (Building)
MDV6156Related to: Yeo Farm Mill, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 2:38PM