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HER Number:MDV71089
Name:Deer linhay, Blachford Park


A small rectangular building built against the inner face of the deer park wall at Blachford House. Described as a deer linhay, it was used in the management of deer within the park.


Grid Reference:SX 612 601
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LINHAY (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Building is depicted on the Tithe Map at this location; small rectangular building.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Building shown on the late 19th century historic map appears different from that on the Tithe Map; shown more as a square building but this may be down to the way it has been depicted as the Second Edition map matches the Tithe Map depiction more closely.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

This map matches the Tithe Map depiction (and outline shown on the modern map).

Waterhouse, R., 2004, Deer Linhay North of Blachford House, Cornwood: An Archaeological Report (Report - Assessment). SDV355465.

The building is currently a roofless ruin, and was until recently engulfed by undergrowth and small trees. It is not listed in its own right, and may be too far from the house for being considered to be within its curtilage for listing purposes. Wall construction in the building is composed of semi-coursed granite and slate rubble, bonded with sandy lime mortar, with some later cement pointing. Two stone sources are evident including recycled stone from older buildings on the site. These include at least one piece of carved granite door jamb of 16th to 17th century date. The floors of the buildings and the courtyard alongside are likely to have been cobbled. The roof was Welsh slate.

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

Outline of the building shown on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV355465Report - Assessment: Waterhouse, R.. 2004. Deer Linhay North of Blachford House, Cornwood: An Archaeological Report. Robert Waterhouse Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #99603 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV14527Related to: Blachford Deer Park, Cornwood (Park/Garden)
MDV23538Related to: Blachford House, Cornwood (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV129 - Deer Linhay at Blachford House, Cornwood

Date Last Edited:Oct 24 2014 1:56PM