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Linhay About 45 Metres North West of Pinbrook House

A Grade II Listed Building in Exeter, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7414 / 50°44'29"N

Longitude: -3.4868 / 3°29'12"W

OS Eastings: 295187

OS Northings: 94589

OS Grid: SX951945

Mapcode National: GBR P1.TRW8

Mapcode Global: FRA 37L3.TNL

Entry Name: Linhay About 45 Metres North West of Pinbrook House

Listing Date: 6 November 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224546

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420644

Location: Exeter, Devon, EX4

County: Devon

District: Exeter

Town: Exeter

Electoral Ward/Division: Mincinglake and Whipton

Built-Up Area: Exeter

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Pinhoe St Michael All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

The following buildings shall be added to the list:

BEACON HEATH
SX 99 SE
25/1205
Linhay about 45 metres
north west of Pinbrook
House
GV II

Linhay. Late C17/early C18 with a C20 addition on the south side. Framed
construction with a corrugated iron roof, replacing thatch. Plan: The linhay
is of 6 bays, open-fronted on both sides. The western most bay is narrower
than the others and the eastern most bay has been truncated. Some of the bays
have been divided by modern concrete block divisions, but this has interfered
little with the original structure. The open front on the south-west side
gave cattle access to the stream. Exterior: The posts on the north-east side
sit on Heavitree stone pads, the south-west side pads have been replaced with
concrete. Interior: The loft tie beams are chamfered with runout stops and
most of the original joists and wide oak floorboards to the loft survive.
The loft floor has been removed in the third bay from the left. Roof: A-frame
trusses, each with an X-apex, the ridge diagonally-set. The principal rafters
slotted into the tops of the posts and held with pegs. The slightly-cambered
collars are lap-jointed to the principals and fixed with pegs augmented with
nails. The purlins rest on the backs of the principal rafters and are held
in place against wedges knocked into the principals but projecting from them.
The original rafters survive throughout, fixed to the ridge with long project-
ing pegs. The linhay is important as an unusual example of a type of agricul-
tural building confined to the south west.
Sources: Measured drawings (December 1977) of the building by J R L Thorp
are in the Exeter Archaeological Field Unit archive.


Listing NGR: SX9518794589

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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