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Stancombe Linhays

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashprington, Devon

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Latitude: 50.4073 / 50°24'26"N

Longitude: -3.6859 / 3°41'9"W

OS Eastings: 280295

OS Northings: 57738

OS Grid: SX802577

Mapcode National: GBR QM.VSW8

Mapcode Global: FRA 375Z.7VF

Plus Code: 9C2RC847+WJ

Entry Name: Stancombe Linhays

Listing Date: 26 April 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324938

English Heritage Legacy ID: 100920

Location: Ashprington, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Ashprington

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashprington St David

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SX85NW Stancombe Linhay


Cattle shelters and adjoining pair of cottages. Circa early to mid Cl9.
Local stone rubble, upper sections of the outside wall are cob partly clad in
corrugated iron. Corrugated iron hipped roof.
Plan: Trapezoid on plan. 14-bay (4:3:5:2) single story cattle shelters built
around a fold yard with a cart entrance in the lower south east corner and
a wide loading doorway into a 4-bay cattle shelter or cartshed on the outer
south side where the outside ground level is lower. Also against the outer
south side a pair of one-room plan attached lean-to cottages.
Exterior: The cattle shelters facing the fold yard have open fronts and 12
circular slightly tapered stone rubble piers.(2 of the original total of 14
piers are missing). The floors under the shelters are cobbled.
On the outer south side a 4-bay open-fronted cattle shelter or cartshed with
rectangular stone rubble piers (rounded corners on the inside) and a
corrugated iron lean-to roof. To the left also on the south side a roofless
pair of attached 1-room plan cottages with a monopitch lean-to roof with tall
stone rubble end stacks, the right hand of the 2 doorways is blocked.
Roof: cambered collars lapped and pegged to the face of the principals with
halved and pegged apexes.
This is an interesting C19 agricultural building. Although it is known as
Stancombe Linhays they are not linhays is the usual sense of an open-fronted
hayloft over a cattle shelter.

Listing NGR: SX8029557738

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