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Latitude: 50.6609 / 50°39'39"N
Longitude: -3.8177 / 3°49'3"W
OS Eastings: 271618
OS Northings: 86158
OS Grid: SX716861
Mapcode National: GBR QD.5P0V
Mapcode Global: FRA 27WB.BGY
Plus Code: 9C2RM56J+9W
Entry Name: Barn and Linhay at Old Middlecott Farmyard
Listing Date: 16 September 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106143
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94667
Location: Chagford, West Devon, Devon, TQ13
Civil Parish: Chagford
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Chagford St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 78 NW CHAGFORD MIDDLECOTT
4/138 Barn and linhay at Old
- Middlecott Farmyard
Barn and adjoining linhay. Barn may be as old as C16. Linhay added probably in
C18. Barn is built of roughly dressed blocks of granite, some of them massive, and
tending to courses, with some cob on the wall tops; linhay of granite stone rubble
with dressed quoins; both have corrugated iron roofs (both were formerly thatch).
Plan: L-shaped building around the eastern corner of Old Middlecott farmyard. The
barn faces north-west and has opposing central doors to the threshing floor. When
the linhay was added a narrow 1-bay byre entry was added on the left (north-eastern)
end and then a linhay built at right angles projecting forwards and facing south-
Exterior: the barn has full height central doorway containing C19 plank doors and
flanked by short projecting midstrey walls and the roof above carried down as a hood.
Smaller rear door with old oak frame. C19 granite shed with a monopitch roof over
right end. At right end a C20 gate to byre. Linhay is 4 bays and is open-fronted
(except the right end 1 where front of byre walled with granite). Crossbeams of
linhay rest on granite post and short timber posts rise through tallet to support
roof trusses (Alcock's linhay type S2). Barn block roof is half-hipped to right and
hipped to left (over the added byre) and the lower roof of the linhay is gable-ended.
Interior has plain but sturdy carpentry detail. Both roofs comprise A-frame trusses
with pegged lap-jointed collars. Some of the timbers of the barn roof are reused
from an earlier roof.
This barn and linhay form part of an attractive group of traditional Dartmoor
farmbuildings, one of which, the milking parlour (q.v.) was originally the farmhouse
Listing NGR: SX7161886158
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