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HER Number:MDV79610
Name:The Old Cider Barn, Whimple


Sixteenth century former threshing barn, became a cider store for Whiteways Cyder in late 19th century.


Grid Reference:SY 041 975
Map Sheet:SY09NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWhimple
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHIMPLE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 86980

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • THRESHING BARN (XVI to XX - 1550 AD to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

Fisher, J., 1996, The Old Tanyard, Whimple (Correspondence). SDV346854.

The building is referred to in a book about the history of Whiteways Cyder, which states that Henry Whiteway acquired a former tanyard and a nearby thatched barn beside a stream; known as The Cranny, these buildings became the press house and cyder cellars before the end of the [19th] century.

English Heritage, 2011, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV346128.

Barn approximately 20 metres north of the White House and Little Orchard.
Cider house, forms barn. Late 16th century- early 17th century, re-roofed probably in 1868 when nearby White House and Little Orchard was built, some of the walls rebuilt in mid 20th century. Original part is plastered red cob on stone rubble footings, rest rebuilt in 20th century concrete blocks; thatch roof.
The former threshing barn faces south-east and has a central full height doorway flanked by short projecting midstrey walls and containing 20th century 2-flap double plank door. The roof is gable-ended to left and half-hipped. to right. There was once an opposing full-height doorway in the rear wall but this was blocked in the mid 20th century when the walling of the right (north-east) end was rebuilt.
Interior: is mostly open to a roof of 19th century tie beam trusses but there is an apple loft in the western corner built of plain but sturdy oak timbers. At the left (south-west) end a late 16th century - ear1y 17th century side-pegged jointed cruck truss remains.
The underside of the loft timbers and the roof timbers are smoke-blackened, presumably from some industrial process.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346128List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2011. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #106413 ]
SDV346854Correspondence: Fisher, J.. 1996. The Old Tanyard, Whimple. Letter to the Historic Environment Service. Letter + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV62743Related to: MILL in the Parish of Whimple (Monument)
MDV79611Related to: The White House and Little Orchard (Building)
MDV17612Related to: Whiteway's Cider Factory (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 11 2011 8:46AM