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Latitude: 51.8723 / 51°52'20"N
Longitude: -2.9307 / 2°55'50"W
OS Eastings: 336018
OS Northings: 219710
OS Grid: SO360197
Mapcode National: GBR F9.S7MX
Mapcode Global: VH792.560K
Entry Name: Cider House at Cwm Farm
Listing Date: 19 October 2000
Last Amended: 24 April 2008
Source ID: 24187
Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence
Location: Approximately 3 km N of Llanvetherine, on W side of the minor road which runs NW from Old Court. The cider house is located at the back of Cwm farmhouse, separated from the house by a narrow alleyway.
Community: Grosmont (Y Grysmwnt)
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
This building is a great rarity, a purpose-built cider house dated 1754 which survives largely unaltered. The cider house was built nine years after Cwm farmhouse, probably by William Watkins.
C18 cider house. Rubble stone with corrugated roof. Symmetrical, two storey front. First floor has central datestone inscribed
M Y I
On each side are C18 2-light wooden mullions with stanchions to each light. Ground floor has central entrance doorway with segmental arch of stone voussoirs and plank and batten door with strap hinges. Flanking doorway on each side are C18 windows with 3 3 3 pane fixed lights, under similar segmental arched heads. SE gable has stone steps to doorway of upper loft, and (to right) square window opening.
Ground floor has rare C18 cider fittings which survive in situ including: cider mill with drive shaft, circular stone trough, and stone mill wheel. Also cider press with big spiral-turned wooden screw. On first floor is apple loft; set into loft floor are angled stone slabs which form chute to lower mill.
Graded at II* as an exceptionally rare dated cider house of 1754 with fittings in situ. Group value with farmhouse and barn at Cwm Farm.
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