Client: Maria (Molly) Webb Medley
Listing: Grade II*
Pevsner's Devon (with Bridget Cherry, 1991) says:
WINSFORD COTTAGE HOSPITAL, Beaworthy, by Halwill station. Built in 1899 by Mrs Maria Louise Medley of Winsford Tower in memory of her husband and designed by Charles Annesley Voysey, one of the best English architects of his time. One-storeyed, with Voysey's typical almost completely blank gables, a tall tapering chimneyshaft, window surrounds with irregular blocks of stone, a composition asymmetrical from the road but symmetrical to the garden, with two projecting wings and originally a veranda in between (extended as a rather ugly flat-roofed dayroom [since removed]). Well preserved interior, full of delightful Voysey details: simple door furniture, ventilating grilles with a bird design. In the entrance hall a green-tiled fireplace with a copper hood.
Photograph courtesy of the Landmark Trust.
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