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Linhay Approximately 80 Metres East of Falkedon Farmhouse (South)

A Grade II Listed Building in Spreyton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7428 / 50°44'33"N

Longitude: -3.8344 / 3°50'3"W

OS Eastings: 270668

OS Northings: 95289

OS Grid: SX706952

Mapcode National: GBR QB.TJQV

Mapcode Global: FRA 27V3.XP8

Plus Code: 9C2RP5V8+47

Entry Name: Linhay Approximately 80 Metres East of Falkedon Farmhouse (South)

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106018

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95061

Location: Spreyton, West Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Spreyton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Spreyton St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Farmhouse

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Linhay approximately 80 metres east of Falkedon Farmhouse (south)


Linhay. Probably late C17-early C18. Cob on stone rubble footings; thatch roof.
Plan and exterior description: originally open-fronted (the tallet/hayloft still is)
the linhay faces north. It is built across and terraced into the hillslope. It is
6 bays. The tallet/hayloft is carried on a series of roughly finished crossbeams
which, on the front, rest on monolothic granite posts. From the top front end of
each crossbeam an oak post rises through the tallet/hayloft curving at the top and
lap-jointed onto the outer principal of an A-frame truss with pegged lap-jointed
collar. The one exception, at the left end, is a true cruck. This is Alcock's
linhay type S2. The roof is gable-ended. At the back, near the centre, there is a
hayloft loading hatch with an old, maybe original, oak frame. It could be loaded
from the terrace.
This, and the barn nearby (q.v.), are now rare examples of still-thatched
traditional Devon farmbuildings. This linhay is altogether a particularly well-
preserved example.

Listing NGR: SX7066895289

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