Healing Architecture: Winsford Cottage Hospital Open Days

Halwill Junction, Devon

Saturday 6 July and Sunday 7 July 2024, 10am - 4pm 

Pre-booking is preferred via Eventbrite. 

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With help from National Lottery players and the National Lottery Heritage Fund the Landmark Trust have lovingly restored Winsford Cottage Hospital in Halwill Junction. Designed by Arts & Crafts architect CFA Voysey, it has been at the heart of the community for over 100 years. Come along to our open days to find out more about this fascinating building.

  • Whilst booking is not essential we would ask that you register for the event via Eventbrite so that we can provide you with updates regarding the event.
  • Admission to Winsford Cottage Hospital is free and information on the building's history and children’s activity sheets will be available. 
  • We do all we can to enable access wherever possible; for further information or if you have any access concerns that you’d like to discuss before visiting, please contact our Booking Enquiries team on 01628 825925 or [email protected]. The Booking Office is open Mon to Fri - 9am to 5pm.
  • Please note: There is no parking at this building. You can park at nearby Halwill Parish hall car park, post code EX21 5XL.

Guided Tours with Alastair Dick-Cleland

Saturday 6 July, 11am-2pm

Join Landmark Project Development Manager and Voysey expert, Alastair Dick-Cleland for short guided tours of Winsford Cottage Hospital on Saturday 6 July between 11am-2pm. Tours start on the hour from the main entrance and are around 30minutes long. 

Pre-booking for tours not requried. 


The Healing of Flowers: Art workshop

Sunday 7 July, 11am-1pm with artist and botanical art therapist, Eleanor Darley
A workshop with flowers open to everyone.
Workshop tickets are £10 per person and pre-booking in advance is required. Places are limited. 

A fresh approach to making your own beautiful bouquet, together with a gentle intuitive botanical painting experience. In the workshop, you will learn to respond to your own instincts and sensitivity to flowers; observing and listening to their healing qualities.

Healing from flowers is a language as old as time and already something we respond to naturally. ‘Floriography’ is the name the Victorians gave to learning the language of flowers, but we intuitively know how to understand the qualities of flowers, how their forms and gestures reveal their function, and their use for different kinds of occasions, rituals, personal connection and emotional wellbeing. 
Join artist and botanical art therapist Eleanor Darley at Winsford Cottage Hospital on Sunday 7th July, the room will be filled with the beauty of many colourful summer blooms for you to create your own meaningful bouquet and artwork.
For more information on Eleanor www.eleanorsara.com


Open Day entry

Due to the historic nature of our buildings we have a limited capacity for our Open Day events. You may therefore be asked to wait a short time while other visitors finish their visit. Whilst booking is not essential, priority will be given to those who have booked in advance. Thank you for your co-operation.

Donating to Landmark

As a charity, the Landmark Trust relies on donations to support our work. We couldn’t have rescued over 200 Landmarks without the support of people like you. Your support saves historic buildings in danger of being lost forever and makes them available for all to experience and enjoy.

Your donation could help train the craftspeople needed to restore buildings like this, or it could offer opportunities to young people to experience history first-hand, through our open days and free stays for study groups.