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Cider House and Store at Tuckett's Farm

A Grade II* Listed Building in Haccombe with Combe, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5353 / 50°32'7"N

Longitude: -3.5668 / 3°34'0"W

OS Eastings: 289060

OS Northings: 71786

OS Grid: SX890717

Mapcode National: GBR P0.JG6M

Mapcode Global: FRA 37FN.08M

Entry Name: Cider House and Store at Tuckett's Farm

Listing Date: 23 August 1955

Last Amended: 2 December 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097750

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85792

Location: Haccombe with Combe, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ12

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Haccombe with Combe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Combeinteignhead All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 89 71

15/127 Cider house and store at Tuckett's
Farm (formerly listed as Farm Build-
23.8.55 ings at Tucker's Farm including stone
basin (part of horse cider press) but
GV excluding Farmhouse)


Cider house and cider store. Cider house (containing press) probably late C17, cider
store later. Whitewashed plastered cob on stone rubble footings ; thatched roof with
plain ridge, gabled at right end, hipped at left end.
Plan: East-facing cider house, built into the slope of the orchard with an apple loft
over, the access to the loft at the north end. The cider house has been extended at
the rear with a rear left outshut added. Horse-powered C17 press at south end. The
cider store is at right angles to the cider house, facing north.
Exterior: Cider house part lofted, otherwise single storey. In the angle between the
2 buildings the thatch is carried down as a common porch to the doors to the store
and the large doorway to the cider house, which retains 1 chamfered jamb and a
chamfered lintel. The cider house has 2 rough slit windows without frames in the cob
on the east elevation and double doors with a timber lintel to the apple loft in the
north end. The rear elevation is partly weatherboarded, the thatch carried down as a
catslide to the outshut which has a door. The cider store has 2 2-light plain timber
mullioned windows with internal splays and shutters on the north elevation and one
similar window on the east end.
Interior: The cider house has pegged collar rafter roof trusses, considerably
repaired, and rough-hewn crossbeams to the apple loft. The horse engine is probably
late C17 with a chamfered timber post and wheel with timber teeth, large granite
crushing basin for the press still intact. A later, probably C19, screw press
survives at the south end of the building. The cider store has pegged collar rafter
roof trusses : cider was taken from the press in the cider house under the shelter of
the porch to fill the barrels in the store.
In the late C17, John Risdon, a relative of Tristram Risdon the historian, lived in
the building now known as Manor Cottages, Netherton (q.v.). His "Commonplace Book",
dated 1683 - 89 and described by Jordan included entries relating to cider making,
probably in this cider house : "In 1699, he obtained a life-interest in certain
portions of the manor house property at Netherton, and the right incident there to of
having applies used for cider pounded there.... The cider pound at Netherton .....
was worked by farm horses, and the farmers round were in the habit of taking their
apples to the pound and having them made into cider. From the following entry of Mr
John Risdon we find this to have been the case:- 'An Account of W Cider is pounded at
my pound.
My daughter Joane
Neibour Wotton
Dar (daughter) Wotton
Neibour Carrell;

In Netherton Poundings "(Jordan).
Starred as part of a remarkable group of Vernacular Revival and traditional C17 and
C18 thatched buildings at Tuckett's Farm.

Jordan, Mary Hall, "Leaves from the Notebook at John Risdon, of Netherton Manor and
West Teignmouth", TDA (1908), pp. 138-147.

Listing NGR: SX8906071786

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