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Latitude: 50.6535 / 50°39'12"N
Longitude: -3.8431 / 3°50'35"W
OS Eastings: 269808
OS Northings: 85375
OS Grid: SX698853
Mapcode National: GBR QC.08HF
Mapcode Global: FRA 27VB.SQL
Entry Name: Yellands Farmhouse Including Barn Adjoining to the South
Listing Date: 16 September 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1326033
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94619
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
3/90 Yellands Farmhouse including
- barn adjoining to the south
Farmhouse and adjoining barn. Probably C17, modernised in mid or late C19. Granite
rubble, the barn is exposed the house is plastered and the wall tops here are cob;
granite rubble stacks, 1 with probably C17 granite ashlar chimney shaft, the other
with C19 brick chimney shaft; house has slate roof, the barn and porch have
corrugated iron roofs, both were probably thatch before C19.
Plan and development: 3-room-and-through-passage plan house built down a slope and
facing east with the inner room at the uphill or right (northern) end. The inner
room has a projecting end stack. The rear of the inner room is terraced into the
hillside and the rear section of the room was partitioned off in the C18 to provide a
narrow dairy. The hall has an upper end axial stack and a stone newel stair rises
alongside it to the rear. The passage may be considered either as being wide and
without a lower service room or as narrow to accommodate a very narrow service room
on the lower side. It was rearranged in the C19 and part of it is blocked off. The
barn was built at the same time- as the farmhouse although it was extended a short
distance in the C19. It is tempting to interpret the farmhouse as a Dartmoor
longhouse with its shippon converted to a barn in the C19 but there is no tangible
evidence to prove this. Farmhouse is 2 storeys.
Exterior: the farmhouse has an irregular 4-window front of late C19 and C20
casements with glazing bars. Front passage door has a probably C19 plank door behind
a rubble-walled porch, now with a corrugated iron monopitch roof. The barn has a
secondary pigsty against the centre. To right of this are a pair of C19 large double
doors to the threshing floor. (There is a smaller door opposite tithe rear wall).
To left of the pigsty is a plank door with hayloft loading hatch directly above in
the barn extension. The roof is gable-ended to-right and hipped to left. It steps
down from the house to the barn. It seems likely that the walls of the house were
raised with cob when the roof was changed from thatch to slate.
Interior is largely the result of C19 modernisation. However, the hall shows C17
features. The large granite fireplace has a chamfered surround and its lintel is a
massive slab of granite. The steep newel stair has granite steps and rises over the
bread oven. The crossbeam here is roughly soffit-chamfered. No carpentry is exposed
in the inner room and the fireplace here is blocked. The door into the inner room
dairy is C18 with 2 fielded panels. The roof is inaccessible but is believed to be
C19. The barn roof is also C19. This is an interesting small farmhouse wnich has
not been modernised since the mid or late C19.
Listing NGR: SX6980885375
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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