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HER Number:MDV73872
Name:Linhay at North Bolberry


Linhay at North Bolberry


Grid Reference:SX 691 396
Map Sheet:SX63NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMalborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMALBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LINHAY (XVIII to XXI - 1701 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

A building is marked on the First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map.

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

A building is marked on the Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map.

Child, P., 2004, Bolberry, Malborough (Correspondence). SDV338979.

A small two-bay linhay with a single round stone pillar supporting the first floor is located south of the main buildings of North Bolberry Farmstead. The first floor has been almost entirely removed and a lean-to sheeting roof substituted. What remains of the loft can be accessed from the rear as the linhay is built into a bank. There is a small added compartment on the ground floor, on the north side of the linhay, which was presumably some form of animal house. The building is constructed of local slatestone. The building may be as old as the 18th Century.
The building does not appear to have ever been associated with a farmhouse, but was free-standing, with its own cattle yard in front. It presumably formed part of the farmstead at North Bolberry, however, it is characteristic of the South Hams to have free-standing farm buildings.
There are plans to restore the building with a full-height loft and thatched roof, and a reinstated yard with a surrounding wall of local stone and lime mortar.

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).
SDV338979Correspondence: Child, P.. 2004. Bolberry, Malborough. Countryside Stewardship Advice Letter. A4 Single Sheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV73873Related to: North Bolberry Farmstead (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4271 - Site Visit to Bolberry, Malborough

Date Last Edited:Aug 14 2007 5:12PM