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Range of Farmbuildings Approximately 7 Metres North-West of Langston Farmhouse (North)

A Grade II Listed Building in Throwleigh, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6956 / 50°41'44"N

Longitude: -3.8802 / 3°52'48"W

OS Eastings: 267304

OS Northings: 90126

OS Grid: SX673901

Mapcode National: GBR Q8.JK0V

Mapcode Global: FRA 27R7.Q4F

Plus Code: 9C2RM4W9+6W

Entry Name: Range of Farmbuildings Approximately 7 Metres North-West of Langston Farmhouse (North)

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326055

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94745

Location: Throwleigh, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Throwleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Throwleigh St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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1/213 Range of farmbuildings
approximately 7 metres north-west
of Langston Farmhouse (north)


Range of farmbuildings. Late C16-early C17, C17, C18 and C19. The oldest sections
(e.g. lower walls of the barn) are massive blocks of granite ashlar, the rest is
granite stone rubble, usually with large roughly-shaped quoins, and some cob; slate
roof to apple store, rest is corrugated iron (formerly thatch).
Plan and description: Long range of continuous farmbuildings of various
agricultural function facing the back of Langston Farmhouse (north) (q.v) to the
south-east and built down a hillslope.
At the left end there is what appears to have been a late C17-early C18 3-bay linhay
converted to a hen house in the late C19. The central bay is now the entrance and
flanked by the monolithic granite posts which support the crossbeams. The roof is
C19, probably lower than the original. The outer bays are filled with granite
rubble and cob. At the left end a C19 apple store projects forward at right angles.
The 4-bay loft is open-fronted, the ground floor is rubble with a doorway at the
left end. C19 carpentry and joinery.
Alongside the henhouse/former linhay is a threshing barn. Its massive nearly ashlar
masonry suggests an early date. It has opposing doorways to the threshing floor a
little right of centre and towards the left front end is a hayloft loading hatch.
Remains of C19 horse engine house to rear, its structure carried on a series of
granite orthostats. The barn roof is a late C17 or C18 replacement; A-frame trusses
with pegged lap-jointed collars. The roof line of the barn is continuous with the
former linhay and is gable-ended. A pair of late C18-early C19 pigsties, each with
a low front door and feeding hatch to right, has been built against the front wall
right of the doorway.
Below the barn at the downhill right is a shippon. This is a late C16-early C17 and
partly rebuilt in the late C18 - early C19. The main shippon is set back a short
distance from the front of the barn. Though modernised in the C20 it still has a
drain and tethering posts and has narrow slit windows in the side walls and dung
hatch in the end wall. In the late C18 - early C19 a 2-bay leanto cart shed was
built onto the right end, its front now filled. At the same time the shippon re-
roofed and the roof was carried down to shelter the shippon entrance between the
cartshed and pigsties. The hayloft space above this section was knocked out for
loading. The shippon has plain carpentry detail and the roof still includes 2 true
cruck principals in situ at the front. The roof was however basically rebuilt in
the late C18 - early C19 with A-frame trusses with pegged and spiked lap-jointed
collars. In the front shelter section the front principals are of enormous length
from the apex to the base of the shelter roof.
This range of varied farmbuildings form part of a very picturesque group of Dartmoor
buildings which includes Langston Farmhouse (north) (q.v) and Langstone Farmhouse
(south) (q.v) and their associated farmbuildings.

Listing NGR: SX6730490126

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