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HER Number:MDV80543
Name:The Cider Barn, Batson Hall, Salcombe


Remains of former cider barn, containing partial remains of a cider press and horse engine.


Grid Reference:SX 733 396
Map Sheet:SX73NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSalcombe
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMALBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CIDER HOUSE (XVII to XIX - 1601 AD to 1900 AD)

Full description

Morris, B., 2010, The Cider Barn, Batson Hall Cottage, Salcombe, Devon: Results of a Desk-Based Assessment with Historic Building Recording, 13, 30 (Report - non-specific). SDV347628.

The cider barn is a complex structure, with evidence for at least four phases of use. Phase 1 relates to an open-fronted linhay or bank barn of one or more storeys, which may be of 17th century date or possibly earlier. Phase 2 saw the reconstruction of the upper walls, incorporating a quantity of good quality dressed stones, possibly from Batson Hall which fell out of use and may well have been demolished between the mid-late 19th century. Phase 3 saw the walls raised on the southern side to create the slope for the mono-pitch roof, which appears to have originally been hipped. Phase 4 saw the open front of the linhay infilled with stone, and the installation of the cider press and horse engine, in the later 19th century. The loss of the roof led to the almost total loss of all internal timberwork, leaving only the cider press, some other rotten timber elements (mainly the press deck), and the iron or stone parts of the machinery. See report for full details. Other details: Plans, elevations and photographs.

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

Historic England, 2022, National Heritage List for England, 1212726 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364675.

Cyder pound to north-eastof Batson Hall Farmhouse. Remains of disused Cyder- pound, formerly horse-driven, machinery includes wood-cogged wheel, roofless.
See listing description for details of other buildings listed as part of complex.
Date first listed: 17th February 1974

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #107339 ]
SDV347628Report - non-specific: Morris, B.. 2010. The Cider Barn, Batson Hall Cottage, Salcombe, Devon: Results of a Desk-Based Assessment with Historic Building Recording. Southwest Archaeology. 101201. A4 Stapled + Digital. 13, 30.
SDV364675National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2022. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1212726.

Associated Monuments

MDV7048Related to: Salcombe, Baston Hall (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5194 - Historic Building Recording at The Cider Barn, Batson Hall Cottage, Salcombe
  • EDV8288 - Historic Building Assessment and Heritage Imapct Assessment at Batson Hall Farm, Batson, Salcombe (Ref: 190620)

Date Last Edited:Apr 1 2022 6:24PM