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Linham Barn, West Alvington

Description: Linham Barn

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 September 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 100905

OS Grid Reference: SX7214443596
OS Grid Coordinates: 272144, 43596
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2785, -3.7958

Location: 21 Townsend Close, West Alvington, Devon TQ7 3PT

Locality: West Alvington
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ7 3PT

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Listing Text

WEST ALVINGTON
SX 74 SW
Linham Barn
5/205
II

Field barn, comprising barn and shippon. Late C181early C19.
Roughly coursed slatestone rubble walls with dressed quoins and
voussoirs over openings; slate roof with corbelled kneelers and
slate copings. Barn has threshing floor to left of centre, with
outshut to right; shippon attached further down slope to left
with rear outshut. Slate canopy over flat stone arch to threshing
bay. Segmental stone arch over small winnowing door to rear.
Timber lintel over loft door to right gable, Shippon has plank
loft door above segmental-arched door; 2 doorways to rear
outshut. Interior: softwood scissor-braced roof to barn, which
has grease horn recess to left of entrance and draft-beam pockets
above threshing floor; late C19 drive shaft to outshut, formerly
used as engine house and now occupied by winnowing machine.
A well-crafted and good example of a South Hams field barn.


Listing NGR: SX7214443596

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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