Woodway House is in Teignmouth, South Devon, England. It was at one time a farm on lands held by the Bishops of Exeter. In around 1815 a thatched 'cottage' in the 'cottage ornée' style of Horace Walpole's (1717–1797) Thames-side villa, Strawberry Hill, was built here by Captain James Spratt R.N.
Walpole built his villa at Twickenham in around 1747 and set a fashion for rural romantic Gothic-style retreats. A number were built by retired colonial administrators and military men who liked verandahs, spacious lawns and the sunny climes of Devon.
Woodway House is Grade 2 Listed Building, a classic example of the romantic Devonian 'chocolate Box' cottage orne style of architecture.
Read more about Woodway House: History, Design and Construction, James Spratt, Commander, R.N., Thomas Abel Brimage Spratt, Gardens and Wildlife, The Woodway Ghosts, 1851 Census and Other Records of Occupancy, Thatching The Cottage Orne, 1951 Sale, Micro History
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