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North East and North West Ranges of Buildings to the Higher Yard at Middle Blagdon Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Blatchcombe, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4377 / 50°26'15"N

Longitude: -3.6108 / 3°36'38"W

OS Eastings: 285705

OS Northings: 61003

OS Grid: SX857610

Mapcode National: GBR QR.CV9L

Mapcode Global: FRA 37BW.T99

Entry Name: North East and North West Ranges of Buildings to the Higher Yard at Middle Blagdon Farmhouse

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Last Amended: 25 October 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195091

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383762

Location: Torbay, TQ3

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Blatchcombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Collaton St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


1947-1/2/162 (North East side)
10/01/75 NE and NW ranges of buildings to the
higher yard at Middle Blagdon
(Formerly Listed as:
Barn and outbuildings to NE of
Blagdon House)


2 ranges of farmbuildings to the higher farmyard at Middle
Blagdon Farm. c1870s, the barn with earlier origins and part
of a planned double courtyard split-level farmyard.
MATERIALS: Local stone rubble with brick dressings and
turnerised slate roof. Barn partly cob.
PLAN: The higher yard is divided from the lower by a farm
lane. The NE range of the higher yard backs on to the lane and
consists of cart-horse stables in the centre, facing into the
higher yard with a probable donkey engine house to the rear
towards the N, projecting into the farm lane. At the NW end,
fronting the lane, a small heated building may have been a
smithy or house for cooking fodder. Adjoining it, to the N,
further stabling fronts the lane. The NW range consists of an
earlier threshing barn, to which a stone porch has been added,
facing into the yard, with pigsties or fowl-houses on the
front. A block at the N end may have been a grain store.
EXTERIOR: NE stable range has a central doorway through from
the yard with steps down to the lane dividing the yards. On
the yard side there is a stable door at the left end, a pair
of slatted doors to the centre and 4 ground-floor top-hung
small-pane stable windows.
The rear elevation (facing onto the lane) has a central
doorway with sliding doors.
To the N a segmental-headed doorway and, at the north end of
the stable range, what appears to be a donkey engine house
with a canted end to the lane.
To the south a shallow lean-to has a central door flanked by
round-headed windows with brick arches. 2 loft doors and 2
loft windows. Adjoining at the right end, but outside the
yard, a small heated block with a ground-floor window onto the
lane and beyond it, a stable with 4 doors.
The NW range has a cob threshing barn with a later, probably
1870s, projecting gabled stone porch with a pair of slatted
doors. Lean-to pigsties or fowl-houses to left and right of
the porch have single doorways on the front. A connecting
block to the left with window and wide opening alongside
connect this range to the carthorse range.
INTERIOR: Only partially inspected. The carthorse range
retains stall partitions and iron mangers. Other fittings of
interest likely to survive.
Part of a large planned farmyard, still in agricultural use
and a rare survival of a split-level Victorian farmyard in

Listing NGR: SX8570561003

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