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HER Number:MDV22958
Name:Tuckers Maltings, Newton Abbot

Summary

Maltings built about 1900 with a later extension. Three storey buildings of limestone rubble under slate roofs. The working maltings, now also a museum and visitor centre, are a remarkably complete surviving example of an industrial maltings.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 867 715
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWOLBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/244
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 464543

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MALT HOUSE (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))
  • CIDER HOUSE (XIX to XX - 1890 AD to 1946 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Only the northern end of the north range is depicted on the 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map; the southern range is shown as five adjoining buildings, not quite as long as on modern mapping. The area between appears to be a fenced paddock.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Comparison between the 1880s-1890s 25 inch map and the 1904-1906 map shows the central section to have been infilled with additional buildings by the beginning of the 20th century.


Aerofilms, 1930, Aerofilms LTD Oblique Aerial Photography 60713, AFL 60713/0018 01-JUL-1930 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354848.

Text is visible painted on the roof of the northern range, reading Henley's Famous Cyder, Estb 1751.


Department of Environment, 1983, Newton Abbot, 32 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV298253.

Old warehouses, Teign road. Two mid 19th century joined ranges incorporating many different original uses (stabling, seed stores, maltings etc). Very long random rubble ranges with red brick dressings. Three storeys in all. Slate roof. Cambered casement windows. Loading doors, some with half-hipped gables over. Forty-five windows in all.


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


English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Tuckers Maltings. Maltings. 1900 by William Bradford, architect and engineer, with later extension to right. MATERIALS: Devon limestone rubble with red brick stepped eaves bands and rusticated dressings, slate damp-proof course, blocks, crested slate roofs of varying heights including two sections to left of centre with hipped roofs to malt kilns and three gabled timber elevator towers to the ridge. PLAN: two long rectangular ranges with a 3-window range block to the left and a single-storey curved range to the far left with blocked windows, a 20th century garage door and a corrugated-iron roof. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys. Left-hand block has no eaves band, quoins and window jambs are of rubblestone; ground-floor left-hand window, now blocked, has a rubblestone arch, other windows and a full-height gabled loading-bay have brick arches with keystones. Segmental arches without keystones to the central block, wide windows of 4 square panes to the top over 2 panes though most are now plate-glass, all with stop-chamfered arrises to the frames. Block to the inside left has 6 windows; the two hipped-roofed malt kiln blocks each have 3 windows; the central block has 11 windows to the first floor and 2 loading-bays; the slightly later block to the right has keystones to the segmental arches, no eaves band, 4 altered gabled loading bays and windows. Gabled left return has a semicircular arched recess with a bracket and pulley and 20th century windows. INTERIOR: the working maltings, virtually unaltered, are also a museum and visitor centre. An exceptionally well-preserved interior, with original planked floors, 1900 concrete drying floors, cast-iron columns and steeping tanks, Jacob's ladder bucket elevator, barley screener, malt cleaner and four kilns formerly heated by coal delivered directly from the railway that runs along the rear of the building, gaslight fittings and some original stairs remain. Other stairs are 20th century reconstructions. The later block to the right was formerly for making cider. A remarkably complete surviving example of an industrial maltings. Date listed: 22nd March 1983. Date of most recent amendment: 11th December 1983.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2018-2019, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (Interpretation). SDV361305.

The maltings and cider works buildings are visible on aerial photographs of 1930. At this time the roof of the later, northern block is blazoned with the text ‘Henley's Famous Cyder, Estb 1751’.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV298253List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Newton Abbot. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 32.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83527 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV354848Aerial Photograph: Aerofilms. 1930. Aerofilms LTD Oblique Aerial Photography 60713. NMR Aerial Photograph. Digital. AFL 60713/0018 01-JUL-1930.
SDV361305Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2018-2019. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley. Historic England Research Report. Digital.
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Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7515 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey (Ref: ACD1748)

Date Last Edited:Mar 1 2019 5:30PM