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Cider House Approximately 24 Metres North-East of Batworthy Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Chagford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.653 / 50°39'10"N

Longitude: -3.8195 / 3°49'10"W

OS Eastings: 271475

OS Northings: 85282

OS Grid: SX714852

Mapcode National: GBR QD.68JP

Mapcode Global: FRA 27WB.XH2

Plus Code: 9C2RM53J+66

Entry Name: Cider House Approximately 24 Metres North-East of Batworthy Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326015

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94531

Location: Chagford, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Chagford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chagford St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Agricultural structure

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4/2 Cider House approximately
- 24 metres north-east of Batworthy

Cider house, former farmhouse. C17, rearranged and much altered probably in late
C18-early C19 when converted to agricultural use. The earliest masonry of coursed
granite ashlar but most has been replaced with granite stone rubble and there is some
cob on the wall tops; disused granite stacks; corrugated iron roof (formerly
Plan and development: the building faces east. It contains a cider house with apple
store above and a small byre with hayloft over at the left (southern) end. The byre
is an addition. The cider house has been made in the remains of the old house. It
seems that this was a 3-room-and-through-passage plan house but now only the service
end room, the passage and a small part of the hall now survive and all original
partitions have been removed. The service end room part has a disused former end
stack, now backing onto the added byre and there is the former axial hall stack
backing onto the site of the through passage facing the later right (northern) end
wall. There is less than 1m between this fireplace and the end wall. The apple
loft floor is not the original. There was originally a winder stair rising
alongside the service end fireplace but the present stair rises alongside the former
hall stack.
Exterior: on the front the doorway near the right end is the original front passage
doorway but it now contains a C19 doorframe and door. There is a loading hatch to
the apple loft a little to the left. Towards the left end is a doorway to the byre
with a hayloft loading hatch directly above. The right side of these is the end
corner of the original house. The roof is gable-ended to right and half-hipped to
left. The rear elevation shows some original features. There is a straight butt
join between the former house and byre. At the other end the masonry of the rebuilt
end wall returns along this side as far as a window which is blocking the original
rear passage doorway. Immediately right of this is a blocked window and then a
window on each floor. Just right of these is a small stair window. The byre section
has a very small doorway with a slit window to the hayloft. The windows are unglazed
with internal shutters.
Interior: of the 2 disused fireplaces in the cider house the former hall one is the
largest. It is all granite ashlar with a chamfered surround. The former service
end room fireplace is granite with soffit-chamfered oak lintel. The apple loft is
carried on C17 crossbeams but it seems that these have been reused and the original
ceiling raised. A-frame truss roof with pegged lap-jointed collars is late C18-early
The cider house has a complete set of cider-making machinery and it is still used.
It looks quite early too.

Listing NGR: SX7147585282

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