About Willoughby

The village contains a mixture of housing, some of historical value, such as Vale House, located on Lower Street, a Grade 11 listed house which was built in the late 16th century and some very modern houses built on the site of an old orchard and now known as White Barn Close. The bungalows in Brookes close were built in the 1960’s., the houses in Magdalen Road were built in the 1980’s and originally the development was designated for starter homes. The agricultural barns near the church were converted to modern living in the 1990’s.


Pye Court, originally Pie Court, a court associated with the market, issuing licences and punishing those guilty of misdemeanour or nuisance, is now a cluster of houses adjacent to the Willoughby Cricket Club.


St Nicholas parish church, parts of which date back to the early 16th century, is located at the end of Brookes Close.


There are two farms located in the village and several old farmhouses now converted to domestic dwellings.


The old Methodist Chapel is now a domestic dwelling as is the old School House, the Old Post Office and the Old Bakehouse; all of these building are located on Main Street. There was also a chapel on Lower Street but this was incorporated with the neighbouring property.


Click here to read a brief history of Willoughby