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Smithy and Cartshed Approximately 4 Metres North of Yeo Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Chagford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6639 / 50°39'50"N

Longitude: -3.8714 / 3°52'17"W

OS Eastings: 267834

OS Northings: 86588

OS Grid: SX678865

Mapcode National: GBR Q9.SF8K

Mapcode Global: FRA 27SB.1KZ

Plus Code: 9C2RM47H+HC

Entry Name: Smithy and Cartshed Approximately 4 Metres North of Yeo Farmhouse

Listing Date: 23 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1308709

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94626

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

Tagged with: Smithy

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3/97 Smithy and Cartshed approximately
4 metres north of Yeo Farmhouse


Smithy and cartshed. Probably C18, the smithy earlier than the cartshed, both
thoroughly refurbished in mid-late C19. Smithy is granite stone rubble with
corrugated iron roof; cartshed is timber framed with slate roof.
Plan: Smithy and adjoining cartshed on slightly different axises but both are
basically facing south. They fill a space between 2 earlier buildings, the Old
School House (q.v.) to left and the barn (q.v.) to right. The smithy is a single
storey single cell building to the left (west) with a doorway in the right end. The
4-bay cartshed is to right (east).
Exterior: The front of the smithy contains a single late C19-early C20 fixed pane
window high in the wall and right of centre. Contemporary plank door in right end
and rear has 2 window apertures (the windows are now missing). The cartshed is open-
fronted both ends. The roof was originally supported on timber posts but the lower
sections of most of the posts have since been replaced by granite posts. Roof steps
up from smithy to cartshed.
Interior: Smithy still contains C19 granite furnace with a granite trough. All the
apertures here have external granite and internal timber lintels. Roof of C19 A-
frame trusses. Cartshed roof also of C19 A-frame trusses but some of the timbers
(maybe reused) are probably C18.
The smithy and cartshed form part of a group of attractive and important farm and
mill buildings at Yeo which include the farmhouse (q.v.), the mill (q.v.), office and
garden railings (q.v.), the Old School House (q.v.) and barn (q.v.). In the C19 the
road was diverted south of the farm and therefore these buildings once fronted onto
the road. The farm has been in the hands of the Perryman family since circa 1450.

Listing NGR: SX6783886588

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