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Barn and Linhay at Old Middlecott Farmyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Chagford, Devon

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106143

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94667

Location: Chagford, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Chagford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chagford St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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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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