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HER Number:MDV80082
Name:Linhay to the rear of 40-42 Fore Street, Buckfastleigh


Mid-19th century linhay and storage building located to the rear of 40-42 Fore Street, Buckfastleigh. Unusual to have a building of this character surviving in an urban context, it is thought to have been associated with wool industry of the dairy usage of number 40 Fore Street, perhaps to store horse, cart and milk containers.


Grid Reference:SX 739 660
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 392278

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LINHAY (Constructed, XIX - 1835 AD to 1875 AD (Between))

Full description

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

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

Linhay and storage building, associated with Bells Court, to the rear of No.40, but in separate ownership from No.40 and linhay and storage building also in separate ownership. Mid 19th century, constructed from local grey limestone rubble; corrugated-iron roof, gabled at ends. Plan: built at right-angles to the Fore Street houses and fronting one of the narrow courts, paved with pitched stones, running from Fore Street down to Dean Burn, with access from a cartway to right of No.40. Four-bay lofted linhay attached to lower end barn.
EXTERIOR: linhay has stone rubble piers, rectangular on plan. Loft and ground-floor bays partly infilled with weatherboarding. Storage building, barn-like in appearance, is single storey and adjoins linhay at the south end with a probably secondary connecting block, perhaps a cartshed. Storage building has a segmental-headed, dressed stone arched doorway in the north end.
INTERIOR: linhay. Roof construction is 19th century. Stove pipe, a reused drain pipe, inserted at north end. No access to storage building. Both buildings may have been associated either with the wool industry or, more probably, with the dairy usage of No.40, perhaps to store horse, cart and milk containers. The linhay is an unusual survival of the urban type of this building, more commonly associated with cattle in rural Devon, but known from documentation to have been a common feature of Devon wool towns in the 18th century and perhaps used for wool-combing. Other details: Listed Building number:392278.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #106885 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV22920Related to: 40 Fore Street, Buckfastleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 9 2017 10:42AM