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Lower Willowray

A Grade II Listed Building in Moretonhampstead, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6343 / 50°38'3"N

Longitude: -3.7276 / 3°43'39"W

OS Eastings: 277917

OS Northings: 83043

OS Grid: SX779830

Mapcode National: GBR QK.0G2D

Mapcode Global: FRA 372D.HKM

Plus Code: 9C2RJ7MC+PW

Entry Name: Lower Willowray

Listing Date: 4 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1146793

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85024

Location: Moretonhampstead, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Moretonhampstead

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Moretonhampstead St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SX 78 SE
5/89 Lower Willowray

House, formerly farmhouse. C17 or earlier. Probably C19 extension at higher end.
Granite rubble walls. Thatch roof, hipped to left end, gabled to right, raised
above first floor windows. Brick axial stack.
Plan probably originally 3-room-and-through-passage, hall stack backing onto
passage and removed when in C18/C19 passage and lower end rebuilt as cider house.
Gable end fireplace to inner room with a newel staircase to the rear of it.
Probably C19 extension to higher end.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front, 2 windows to first floor, of 2- and 3-
light mid C20 metal frame casements all with diamond leaded panes except for ground
floor right of centre which is in a shallow projection and has no glazing bars.
Straight joint to right marks the beginning of the extensions. Door to left of
centre is C20 plank with timber lintel. To left of centre left window the wall
projects in a curve and continues along that line to the left end for the cider
house which has wide double doorway to the left and inserted 3-light C20 window to
its right.
Interior contains some features of interest. Hall has heavy cambered longitudinal
beam chamfered with run-out stops and similar half beam at front and rear. Solid
wall between hall and inner room which has heavy cross beams chamfered with step
stops. Fireplace has chamfered wooden lintel with blocked oven opening in right-
hand side. Stone newel staircase at rear of inner room. Roof inaccessible but
curved foot of one truss seen likely to be jointed cruck. Lower end survives as
cider house with crushing mechanism intact.

Listing NGR: SX7791783043

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