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Description: Farm Store and Cider House, North West of Taynton House
Date Listed: 2 October 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 125777
OS Grid Reference: SO7220522163
OS Grid Coordinates: 372205, 222163
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8973, -2.4053
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SO 72 SW TAYNTON B4216
7/241 Farm store and Cider House, north-
west of Taynton House
2.10.54 (formerly listed as part of Group of
three barns to the north of Taynton
Farm store and cider house; late C17 or very early C18; English-
bond brickwork, stone slate roof. Long, 2 storey range, 1 room
deep. Clasping pilaster buttresses at ends, bullnose plinth,
plain string course at first floor level. In centre of facade to
courtyard wide boarded door with elliptical brick arch over, framed
pilaster buttresses: 3 slit air vents each side, boarded door with
segmental brick arch over, further 3 slit air vents. First floor
central buttresses rise to eaves, either side of 2-light mullion
and transom window, cambered brick arch, under small gable, stone
ball finial to apex. Eight slit air vents each side. On left
below, steps down to cellar, entrance in gable. Right return,
wide elliptical-headed opening in centre, brick arch over, pilaster
buttresses each side rising to verge in gable above: stone hinge
blocks, disused, in jamb. In centre of opening double-boarded
doors, up a stone step from concrete ramp: either side half-glazed
over boarding: below iron grill in stone surround, over lighting
chutes to cellar. Main string course missing over opening: above
3 slit air vents, shuttered square opening above, cambered brick
arch over; plain string part-way up gable with further slit air
vents above. Stone ball finial to gable apex, as on left gable.
Rear divided into 5 equal sections by pilaster buttresses; in
centre large projection for fire in building, later addition,
chimney since removed.
Interior: on right room for cider press and mill, smaller room in
centre and 2 on left; some partitions inserted. Centre room
stone paved, trap door to cellar, wooden stairs to upper floor.
Loft over 2 end bays on left at eaves level. Collar and tie-beam
trusses, 2 pairs purlins and square ridge. Cellar under whole
building, segmental brick vault, with part solid wall, part 5-bay
elliptical arched arcade with 450mm square columns down centre
supporting crown of vault. Square brick drain runs out of right-
hand end in centre: footings of inserted walls in 2 right bays.
A very fine and early example of cider house, fabric little
altered, forms important group with 2 other contemporary brick farm
buildings and house (q.v.). (R. Newman, article in Transactions
of Woolhope Naturalists Field Club, Vol. XLIV, 1983; D. Verey,
Gloucestershire, The Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1970.)
Listing NGR: SO7220522163
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Source: English Heritage
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