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Barn, Calf House and Linhay Approximately 2 Metres South of Higher Shilstone Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Throwleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6953 / 50°41'43"N

Longitude: -3.8983 / 3°53'53"W

OS Eastings: 266022

OS Northings: 90125

OS Grid: SX660901

Mapcode National: GBR Q8.JDCX

Mapcode Global: FRA 27Q7.P3G

Plus Code: 9C2RM4W2+4M

Entry Name: Barn, Calf House and Linhay Approximately 2 Metres South of Higher Shilstone Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 July 1974

Last Amended: 16 September 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106135

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94741

Location: Throwleigh, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Throwleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Throwleigh St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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1/209 Barn, calf house and Linhay
- approximately 2 metres south of
20.7.74 Higher Shilstone Farmhouse

Barn, calf house and linhay. All three are probably C17 but not necessarily
contemporary. Granite stone rubble laid to rough courses with large dressed quoins,
some cob on wall tops; corrugated iron roof to barn and pig sties, slate to the
linhay (all formerly slate).
Plan and description: Range of farmbuildings built end to end facing the farmyard
to north. They are built down a relatively steep hillslope. The barn is at the
left (eastern) end at the downhill end. It is gable-ended with opposing central
doorways to the threshing floor. The front doorway is nearly full height and
contains double doors, the right one split into flaps, set in a solid timber frame.
The eaves are carried down a short distance as a hood over the doorway. Smaller
rear door. The left end wall contains a series of ventilation slits. Inside the
barn it is open to a C17 6-bay roof of A-frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed
collars. The timber baulks of the threshing floor are much-decayed.
The calf house is set between barn and linhay. It is a low building containing 3
stalls with a small hayloft in the roofspace. The hayloft loading hatch is at the
left end with the left stall door alongside. The right and centre stalls are wider
than the left one. The front pitch of the roof is continued over them as the front
breaks forward (it is flush with the front of the barn). Each stall has a separate
The linhay at the uphill right end was given a boarded front circa 1985. The former
open-fronted structure survives behind. It is 4 bays. The tallet/hayloft
crossbeams rest on monolithic granite posts and above timber posts rise through the
tallet. They have curved heads which are lap-jointed to the front principals of A-
frame trusses with pegged lap-jointed collars.
All the roofs are gable-ended and all the doors are of plain C19 joinery.
These traditional Dartmoor farmbuildings form a group with Higher Shilstone Farmhouse
and stables (q.v) and the dung pit (q.v). The Farmhouse is one of the best
surviving examples of a Dartmoor longhouse and therefore this group is of immense

Listing NGR: SX6602290125

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