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HER Number:MDV77177
Name:Cider House, Huggins Wick Farm, Luppitt

Summary

A 19th century cider house. The cider house retains a 19th century cider press.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 171 038
Map Sheet:ST10SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLuppitt
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLUPPITT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 86635

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CIDER HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1840 AD (Between))
  • COW HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1840 AD (Between))
  • HAYLOFT (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

Clements, H. A., Report on Buildings at Risk in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills, 19, 49, 94 (Report - non-specific). SDV344049.

In poor condition.


Clements, H. A., 1994, Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills (Report - Survey). SDV344050.

Other details: Plan and photos.


Clements, H. A., 1994, Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills, Plan and photo (Report - Survey). SDV344050.

The cider house is considered to be at risk (B.A.R. 2.0.3).


Devon County Council, 1997-2002, Buildings at Risk Survey in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills AONB (Un-published). SDV344048.

Late 16th, early 17th century barn, rebuilt in the mid 19th century. Constructed of local rubble chert stone with a corrugated metal roof. Threshing barn at the higher end, cider house below. Threshing floor and 19th century cider press remain.
Site visits 1997 and 1998. The farm buildings are structurally sound and roofed with corrugated iron. Suggested that the condition of the building continue to be monitored and that grants should be offered for repair rather than conversion. Other details: Photo.


Devon and Somerset County Councils, 2000-2002, Historic Farmsteads Database, BH036.2 (Machine readable data file). SDV349681.

Cider house and cow shed. Latterly a cattle shed; Cider house; Hayloft/tallet. West section of north range, comprising a cider house and a larger, lofted, shippon. Early 19th century. Built up against the earlier threshing barn. Rubble stone walls. Corrugated iron roof. A-frame. 3-bays and a hip. Tall A-frame trusses with mortise and tenon X-apexes held with single pegs. Unhalved, flat, lap- jointed collars, with 1 peg and spike each side. Diagonal ridge. 2 sets of back purlins. Some common rafters at north end of east pitch. Low wall to rear of cider house is remnant of horse engine house. Door/s; Timber window/s. To rear, door into cider house with solid, pegged frame and plank and ledge door on plain strap hinges. To the front, a wider doorway with a solid frame and a 2-flap timber door. There is a blocked window to the right of the front doorway. The cow shed has a small window with a solid frame to the west and a narrow ventilator to the rear (north). Access to the cow shed from the cider house is through two doors in a timber partition. Two stalls in the cow shed. Loft supported on rough, waney crossbeams. Hole to rear of cider house at low level for drive shaft. Apple crusher; Cider press. Currently disused.


Thorp, J., 2002, Huggins Wick Farm, BH026012, BH036021-BH036022 (Un-published). SDV351275.


Thorp, J., 2002, Huggins Wick Farm, BH036003 (Ground Photograph). SDV351274.


English Heritage, 2010, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV154869.

Barn and cider house adjoining the west end of Hugginswick Farmhouse. Late 16th - early 17th century origins, rebuilt in the early - mid 19th century. Exposed local stone and flint rubble; corrugated iron roof, formerly thatch.
Plan: threshing barn and adjoining cider house facing south and built down the hillslope on the same axis as the adjoining Hugginswick Farmhouse. To right and adjoining the farmhouse is the barn which has opposing full height doorways onto the threshing floor. Adjoining to left (west) and under the same roof is the cider house which includes a passage through the block at the left end.
Exterior: the barn has full height double doors just right of centre of the barn section. To left is a smaller doorway with a hayloft loading hatch above. Further left is the front doorway to the passage through the cider house. The roof each end abuts the buildings each end.
Interior: has plain 19th century carpentry detail although the A-frame roof of the barn is reusing side-pegged jointed cruck trusses but missing the cruck feet. The cider house includes a 19th century cider press. Date listed: 16th March 1988.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV344048Un-published: Devon County Council. 1997-2002. Buildings at Risk Survey in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills AONB. Buildings at Risk Survey in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills AONB. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
SDV344049Report - non-specific: Clements, H. A.. Report on Buildings at Risk in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. Devon County Council Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 19, 49, 94.
SDV344050Report - Survey: Clements, H. A.. 1994. Survey of Farmsteads in the Devon Part of the Blackdown Hills. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV349681Machine readable data file: Devon and Somerset County Councils. 2000-2002. Historic Farmsteads Database. BH036.2.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #104156 ]
SDV351274Ground Photograph: Thorp, J.. 2002. Huggins Wick Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. BH036003.
SDV351275Un-published: Thorp, J.. 2002. Huggins Wick Farm. Blackdown Hills Historic Farmstead Survey. BH026012, BH036021-BH036022.

Associated Monuments

MDV103945Part of: Huggins Wick Farm, Luppitt (Monument)
MDV76879Related to: Barn, Huggins Wick Farm, Luppitt (Building)
MDV104060Related to: Cartshed, Higgins Wick Farm (Building)
MDV77176Related to: Huggins Wick Farmhouse, Luppitt (Building)
MDV104061Related to: Pigsties, Huggins Wick Farm, Luppitt (Building)
MDV103951Related to: Shippon, Huggins Wick Farm, Luppitt (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4580 - Buildings at Risk Survey
  • EDV4654 - Buildings at Risk Re-Survey
  • EDV4655 - Survey of Farmsteads in the Blackdown Hills

Date Last Edited:May 14 2015 9:12AM