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HER Number:MDV104654
Name:Cider House with Apple Loft, Bull Farm

Summary

A 19th century cider house and apple loft.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 206 033
Map Sheet:ST20SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCotleigh
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCOTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STOREHOUSE (Unknown date)
  • CIDER HOUSE (XIX - 1840 AD to 1860 AD (Between))
  • FRUIT STORE (XIX - 1840 AD to 1860 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH106.3 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Cider house with apple loft. Originally a cider house. Cider- making was a major concern on this farmstead, and the cider house was the centre of commercial production. The neighbouring stable and part of the threshing barn were eventually taken over as cellars. The cider house does not appear to have been used since cider was last produced here. The loft above was used to store apples. Rubble stone walls. Asbestos sheet roof. A-frame. 3-bays. See roof details for BH106.1. Door/s; loading hatch; timber window/s. To the front there is a ledge and brace door in a solid frame with rounded masonry jambs to the inside. There are two ground floor windows; the one nearest the door is blocked. The remaining window has a solid, pegged frame and a timber shutter. At loft level there is a loading hatch above the doorway in a solid frame with a timber shutter. Above the window, there is a smaller, shuttered opening. Apple loft. The loft above, reached via the stair in the stable, was presumably used for apples. The floor is supported on 4 crossbeams, with broad chamfers. Two of the crossbeams rest on the tops of the partition walls separating the cider house from the barn and stable. In the rear wall there is a doorway through to the rear lean-to. Cider press. Currently an agricultural store. It stores what remains of the original cider-making equipment, including a large number of barrels of all sizes.


Thorp, J., 2003, Bull Farm, BH106009 (Ground Photograph). SDV351710.


Thorp, J., 2003, Bull Farm, BH106014, BH106021-BH106022 (Un-published). SDV351711.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH106.3.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #64124 ]
SDV351710Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2003. Bull Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH106009.
SDV351711Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2003. Bull Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. Digital. BH106014, BH106021-BH106022.

Associated Monuments

MDV104646Part of: Bull Farm (Monument)
MDV104647Related to: Farmhouse, Bull Farm (Building)
MDV104656Related to: Linhay, Bull Farm (Building)
MDV104652Related to: Riding Horse Stable with Granary, Bull Farm (Building)
MDV104653Related to: Stable with Loft, Bull Farm (Building)
MDV104655Related to: Threshing Barn, Bull Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 2 2013 10:42AM