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HER Number:MDV103226
Name:Cider House at Middle Mackham, Hemyock


Cider house built between 1640 and 1690. A rare example of a 17th century farm building.


Grid Reference:ST 150 099
Map Sheet:ST10NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHemyock
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHEMYOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CIDER HOUSE (Built, XVII - 1640 AD to 1690 AD (Between))

Full description

Thorp, J., 2000, Middle Mackham Farm, BH006.011 (Ground Photograph). SDV350647.

Thorp, J., 2000, Middle Mackham, BH006021-BH006025 (Un-published). SDV350983.

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH006.6 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Cider house built between 1640 and 1690. Building is not easy to interpret because of conflicting evidence. Possibly built as a cider house with apple loft, then converted to stable/root store with hayloft. Currently disused, in fair condition.
Cob and rubble stone walls under roof of 3-bays, with 2 A-frame trusses on narrow pads. Notched, mortise and tenoned apexes held with single pegs. Collars are lap jointed and dovetailed in shape, with two pegs at each end. Possibly two sets of purlins, but only one trenched, which is very low down. Corrugated iron covering.
Half-hipped building terraced into hillslope, on north-south axis. Front doorway has a plain frame and a boarded overlight. A window to the left, now has a casement with glazing bars and an iron grille behind (inside). There is a doorway to the loft at the south end and a hatch to the floor. Interior has a rough, waney crossbeam, which sits on a pad in the cob to the front. The joists are apparently secondary. Steps to first floor.
A rare example of a 17th century farm building.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #62710 ]
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH006.6.
SDV350647Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2000. Middle Mackham Farm. Photograph (Digital). BH006.011.
SDV350983Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2000. Middle Mackham. Digital. BH006021-BH006025.

Associated Monuments

MDV63463Part of: Middle Mackham Farm, Hemyock (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 23 2016 9:43AM