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Linhays Adjoining South West of West Week Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in South Tawton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7172 / 50°43'1"N

Longitude: -3.9042 / 3°54'15"W

OS Eastings: 265668

OS Northings: 92565

OS Grid: SX656925

Mapcode National: GBR Q7.94W9

Mapcode Global: FRA 27Q5.SY2

Plus Code: 9C2RP38W+V8

Entry Name: Linhays Adjoining South West of West Week Farmhouse

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106020

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94969

Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: South Tawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: South Tawton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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4/175 Linhays adjoinLng south-west of
West Week Farmhouse


Linhays. Late C17 - early C18. Granite stone rubble with some cob; corrugated iron
Plan and description: 1-shaped block of linhays facing onto a farm courtyard at the
lower (southern) end of West Week farmhouse (q.v). The northern side is formed by
the shippon end of the farmhouse. The western and southern sides are lined by these
linhays facing into the courtyard. The western wing is 5 bays with a central full
freight carriageway bay. The southern side is 9 bays the left 3 bays breaking
forward from the rest. The whole lot is of similar construction. They were
originally open-fronted. Monolithic granite posts carry the roughly-finished
crossbeams and set, into the top of each crossbeam, are oak posts rising through the
tallet,(Alcock's linhay type S2). These posts have curving heads lap-jointed onto
the bases of A-frame trusses with lap-jointed collars. All these lap joints are
well-pegged but large blacksmith made iron nails are included (they may be
secondary). The roofs, where they do not abut others, are nipped. Probably in the
C19 the lower (cow byre) sections were blocked with granite stone rubble.
These are a well-preserved range of linhays from- the period and are associated with
the important Dartmoor farmhouse of West Week (q.v).

Listing NGR: SX6566892565

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