This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SX7366 FORE STREET 1011-1/6/83 (South side (off)) Linhay and storage building to rear of No.40
Linhay and storage building, associated with Bells Court, to the rear of No.40 (qv), but in separate ownership from No.40 and linhay and storage building also in separate ownership. Mid C19. Local grey limestone rubble; corrugated-iron roof, gabled at ends. Plan: built at right-angles to the Fore Street houses and fronting one of the narrow courts, paved with pitched stones, running from Fore Street down to Dean Burn, with access from a cartway to right of No.40. Four-bay lofted linhay attached to lower end barn. EXTERIOR: linhay has stone rubble piers, rectangular on plan. Loft and ground-floor bays partly infilled with weatherboarding. Storage building, barn-like in appearance, is single storey and adjoins linhay at the south end with a probably secondary connecting block, perhaps a cartshed. Storage building has a segmental-headed, dressed stone arched doorway in the north end. INTERIOR: linhay. Roof construction is C19. Stove pipe, a reused drain pipe, inserted at north end. No access to storage building. Both buildings may have been associated either with the wool industry or, more probably, with the dairy usage of No.40, perhaps to store horse, cart and milk containers. The linhay is an unusual survival of the urban type of this building, more commonly associated with cattle in rural Devon, but known from documentation to have been a common feature of Devon wool towns in the C18 and perhaps used for wool-combing.
Listing NGR: SX7396766060
© Mr Christopher Fransella. Source: Historic England Archive
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