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HER Number:MDV80138
Name:38 Court Street, Moretonhampstead


Late 19th century double-fronted two storey house on Court Street (north side). Donated by George Wills as a nurse’s home in 1898 in memory of his wife Lucy. Thought also to have been a home for the poor in the past. Now a private residence.


Grid Reference:SX 751 860
Map Sheet:SX78NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XIX to XXI - 1898 AD to 2011 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

The Tithe Map shows a range of older buildings along the north side of Court Street.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

This building may have older foundations as the First Edition Ordnance Survey Map (approximately 1880s-1890s) shows a building at this location.

Moretonhampstead History Society, 2001-2018, Moretonhampstead History Society (Website). SDV347361.

In 1898 George Wills's wife Lucy died, and shortly afterwards he donated the Lucy Wills Nurses Home in Court Street, Moretonhampstead in her memory. Other details: May 2000.

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

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2011, Staff Training Day worksheet (Worksheet). SDV347337.

Double-fronted late 19th/early 20th century two storey house on Court Street (north side) with an impressive symmetrical granite-decorated façade, including granite window mullions and pediment above the central doorway, dated 1898. Pair of gable-fronted roof extensions with elaborate timberwork decoration and finials at apex. Scrolled granite carvings below the first floor windows: ‘in memory of Lucy Wills’. Side passage to rear properties with pediment and granite surround matching the doorway. Mosaic panels on gable front. Other details: Staff Training Day worksheet.

2011, Untitled Source (Photograph). SDV347356.

Photograph taken from the opposite side of the road, looking north. (20110615-DNPA-Lucy Wills house-HER-80138) Other details: P:\Archaeology\HER.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #106944 ]
SDV347337Worksheet: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2011. Staff Training Day worksheet. Worksheet. A5 Stapled.
SDV347356Photograph: 2011. Digital.
SDV347361Website: Moretonhampstead History Society. 2001-2018. Moretonhampstead History Society. http://www.moretonhampstead.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV80134Related to: Modern decorative railings, Court Street (Monument)
MDV80150Related to: Wolverton, 19 Station Road (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5095 - Moretonhampstead assessment training day

Date Last Edited:Aug 24 2011 9:01AM