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Cider Barn Immediately South South West of Chipton Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Dittisham, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3607 / 50°21'38"N

Longitude: -3.6175 / 3°37'2"W

OS Eastings: 285046

OS Northings: 52444

OS Grid: SX850524

Mapcode National: GBR QR.JL9S

Mapcode Global: FRA 3892.Y88

Entry Name: Cider Barn Immediately South South West of Chipton Farmhouse

Listing Date: 26 April 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108286

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101166

Location: Dittisham, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Dittisham

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dittisham St George

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


SX85SE Cider Barn immediately
11/254 SSW of Chipton Farmhouse


Cider barn and adjoining outbuilding of uncertain use. Probably C18.
Stone rubble. Bitumenized slate half hipped roof, the left hand end with
deep eaves at front.
Plan: Long rectangular plan. the higher right hand (north) part is the
cider barn, the right hand end of which is open to the roof and has a
flight of internal stairs at the back from a doorway to the higher ground
level outside. the lower left end of the cider barn h as a rear doorway to
the apple loft over an apple crusher on the floor below. The lower left
(south) end of the building is integral but of uncertain function; it has a
Exterior: and 2 storeys. Asymmetrical front. the right hand section of
the east front is blind except for a row of pigeon holes under the eaves.
The left hand end has deep eaves. Large doorway at centre with plank
double doors, to left of which is a small window and at left end a plank
door. The rear (west) elevation ha steps up to loft doorway at centre and
left doorway at higher left hand end in small stone gable.
Interior: The doorway at rear of the Cider barn gives access to the apple
loft which occupies about a third of the barn. The apples were fed through
the floor (probably originally through a hopper) to the apple crusher which
has stone rollers in a wooden box casing which is cantilevered diagonally
from the rear wall. The stone rollers are driven by a man-powered wooden
wheel on iron cog-ring. The higher right (north) end of the cider barn is
open to the roof land has an internal flight of stone steps from a doorway
in the back wall from the higher ground level outside. This end probably
originally contained the apple press. The lower south end has a loft but
its function is not known.
The building is now being used for making wine as there is now a vineyard
at Chipton.

Listing NGR: SX8504652444

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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