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Latitude: 50.6508 / 50°39'2"N
Longitude: -3.8705 / 3°52'13"W
OS Eastings: 267861
OS Northings: 85130
OS Grid: SX678851
Mapcode National: GBR Q9.T7JC
Mapcode Global: FRA 27SC.1Y3
Entry Name: Milking Parlour Approximately 35 Metres South-West of Yardworhty Farmhouse
Listing Date: 16 September 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1326032
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94616
Location: Chagford, West Devon, Devon, TQ13
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
SX 68 NE CHAGFORD
3/87 Milking Parlour approximately
- 35 metres south-west of Yardworthy
Milking parlour and cart store, former Dartmoor longhouse. C16 or C17. Roughly
coursed granite stone rubble with large dressed quoins and some other large blocks;
disused granite stack; corrugated iron roof (formerly thatch).
Plan: originally a 3-room-and-through-passage plan Dartmoor longhouse facing south.
It is built down a hillslope with the inner room end (left/west) terraced into the
slope. Now hall and inner room have been knocked together and are used as a
cartshed. The hall has a large disused stack backing onto the former passage. The
rear door of the passage is now blocked and passage and shippon have been knocked
together as a milking parlour. It is now open to the roof throughout although parts
at least were probably 2 storeys in the C17.
Exterior: on the south front only 1 slit window remains in the shippon near the
right end. The front passage doorway is slightly right of centre and it now contains
a late C19 door. Alongside to right the original cow door is blocked and includes a
small slit window. To left of the doorway is a blocked hall window. Roof is hipped
to left and half (really three-quarter)-hipped to right. In the right end wall there
is the shippon drain hole, dung hatch and hayloft loading hatch, and a C20 inserted
window. The rear wall of the hall and inner room has been removed to create the
large cartshed doorway.
Interior: the division between hall and inner room has been removed although the
front wall has what seems to be the stub of a stone rubble partition up to first
floor level. The chimneybreast and lintel of the large granite ashlar hall
fireplace has been demolished. The lower passage screen has also been removed and
the milking parlour fittings are C20 (although the original shippon drain appears to
have been reused). The only old carpentry detail are the unfinished crossbeams in
the shippon which once carried the hayloft. Roof of various A-frame trusses; the
earliest are C18 with pegged lap-jointed collars.
Listing NGR: SX6786185130
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