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Cider Barn Immediately South South West of Chipton Farmhouse, Dittisham

Description: Cider Barn Immediately South South West of Chipton Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101166

OS Grid Reference: SX8504652444
OS Grid Coordinates: 285046, 52444
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3607, -3.6175

Location: Dittisham, Devon TQ6 0HW

Locality: Dittisham
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ6 0HW

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Listing Text

DITTISHAM

SX85SE Cider Barn immediately
11/254 SSW of Chipton Farmhouse

GV II

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
loft.
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

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Source: English Heritage

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