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Farmbuildings Forming the Farmyard and to the North West of Beara Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Milton Abbot, Devon

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Latitude: 50.562 / 50°33'43"N

Longitude: -4.2591 / 4°15'32"W

OS Eastings: 240093

OS Northings: 76015

OS Grid: SX400760

Mapcode National: GBR NQ.FXH5

Mapcode Global: FRA 17ZL.0KZ

Plus Code: 9C2QHP6R+Q9

Entry Name: Farmbuildings Forming the Farmyard and to the North West of Beara Farmhouse

Listing Date: 7 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105576

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92437

Location: Milton Abbot, West Devon, Devon, PL19

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Milton Abbot

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Tagged with: Agricultural structure

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10/195 Farmbuildings forming the farmyard
- and to the north west of Beara


Farmbuildings forming a small planned farmyard. Probably 1856 and contemporary with
Beara Farmhouse (qv) but incorporating a circa C19 threshing barn. Designed for the
Bedford Estate. Stone rubble with slate roofs, the masonry of the barn
incorporating large pieces of local quartz. The north range is 2-storey and consists
of a threshing barn with an open-fronted shelter shed with loft over adjoining at the
right, engine house adjoining at the rear. A loft entrance in the barn under a
canopy carried on brackets is linked at first floor level to what was probably a
fattening house which projects into the centre of the yard. Stone walls form a
foldyard to the right of the fattening house which has splayed corners and a cart
entrance to gain access to the rear of the stalls. The south range consists of a
calf-house or shippon with 3 entrances and an adjoining carthouse. The west range
consists of 1 single-storey building and 1 small building with loft over. The north
side of the farmyard is formed by a largely rebuilt stone rubble wall to the
foldyard. A modestly-scaled but relatively unspoilt planned farmyard with an
attractive barn in conjunction with its farmhouse.
The 7th Duke of Bedford was a "devoted improver" (Spring) of the farms on the
Tavistock Estate and his policies and practices are described in David Spring, The
English Landed Estate in the Nineteenth Century (1963).

Listing NGR: SX4009376015

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