MSO10561 - 17th Century linhay at East Luccombe Farm (Building)


A linhay, of late 17th Century date and built of sandstone rubble and cob. It has circular stone piers, weather-board infill and a thatched roof.

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Linhay. Probably late C18. Red sandstone random rubble and cob in gable end, thatched roof, bargeboards. Two storeys, 2 bay, solid wall left, open right, facing north-east. Circular rubble piers, weatherboard infill right gable and ground floor left. A picturesque example of an obsolete type of farmbuilding; forms part of a good group with farmbuildings (qv) to north. (Photograph in NMR). [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265331. First Listed on 18/08/1977. [2] 2-bay plan. Earth, Stone, Random rubble walls. [3] Towards the northern end of the conservation are two further listings. At East Luccombe Farm is a significant group of outbuildings, built of sandstone rubble with thatched and double Roman tiled roofs, around three sides of a cobbled yard... To the south is a detached linhay, probably of late 17th century date and separately listed. It is built of sandstone rubble and cob, with circular stone piers and weather-board infill. [4] The building was visited in May 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 6. [5] The linhay is shown on the 2020 MasterMap data and is within a group of buildings labelled "East Luccombe Farm". [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Index: 5/6/1985. 34th List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset).
  • <2> Unassigned: Webster CJ, Historic Environment Record. 2005. Staff Comments, Somerset County Council.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records.
  • <4> Report: Fisher, J.. 2003. Luccombe Conservation Area Character Appraisal. p15.
  • <5> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <6>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #39383 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 9109 4473 (9m by 9m) (NHLE)
Map sheet SS94SW

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 444/14/48
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31034

Record last edited

May 19 2021 9:59AM


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