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Cider Barn at Higher Yalberton Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Blatchcombe, Torbay

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4201 / 50°25'12"N

Longitude: -3.5987 / 3°35'55"W

OS Eastings: 286525

OS Northings: 59029

OS Grid: SX865590

Mapcode National: GBR QR.DYYL

Mapcode Global: FRA 37BY.CT9

Entry Name: Cider Barn at Higher Yalberton Farm

Listing Date: 25 October 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195224

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383917

Location: Torbay, TQ4

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Blatchcombe

Built-Up Area: Paignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Collaton St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


PAIGNTON

SX85NE YALBERTON ROAD, Higher Yalberton
1947-1/3/178 (South side)
Cider barn at Higher Yalberton Farm

GV II

Cider barn belonging to Higher Yalberton Farmhouse, Yalbarton
Road, (qv). Early C19. Local grey limestone rubble;
corrugated-iron roof half hipped at W end.
PLAN: L-plan building with a long range for storing cider
barrels and a cross-wing at the east end to accommodate the
machinery, now worked off a tractor which operates in an
outshut at the E end. Apple juice is delivered from the press
into a tank under the floor, sited in the wing. The slope of
the land allows loft level access to the wing from the orchard
to the S for tipping apples into the press. Rear outshut,
(entirely clad with corrugated-iron) to the storage section,
incoporating extra storage for barrels and tanks.
EXTERIOR: Main block lofted, wing single-storey to accommodate
the height of the press. Long 4-window N front. The wing, to
the E, is slightly broken forward with wide paired doors under
a timber lintel. The main block has regular fenstration of 4
ground and 4 first-floor 2-light timber mullioned windows with
bead-moulded mullions, diagonally-set iron stanchions and
internal shutters. Ground-floor windows have red breccia
voissoirs, first-floor windows have timber lintels. The right
end has paired doors below a loft door, the left end has has a
large, low window into the tractor outshut.
INTERIOR: The lofted storage section is divided into aisles
with bays by timber posts which are notched to support
longitudinal timbers. Lower tier of barrels sit on
longitudinal timbers, second tier propped with short pieces of
wood. Loft contains more barrels. 13 collar rafter pegged roof
trusses.
The wing, with 4 similar trusses, contains the press. Apples
are put into a hopper from a platform from the S door. The
apples are pressed in layers divided by coarse material.
HISTORY: The barn serves 6 orchards. Paignton was well-known
for cider production in the early C19. Yalberton and Higher
Yalberton Farms, both producing cider, are the chief survivals
of this industry.
This purpose-built cider barn is of especial local interest,
but is also a rare survival in Devon, both larger and more
mechanised than usual.


Listing NGR: SX8652559029

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