front view of housing from behind trees in garden

Fryers Mews

New “Arts and Crafts” style houses, West Moors
Location West Moors, Dorset
Status Built
Use Residential
Client Hall & Woodhouse Brewery

This important, high profile corner site was occupied by a redundant former Hall & Woodhouse pub.

WDA were appointed by the brewery to redevelop the site and create 13 new homes, including 4 apartments, for sale on the open market.

street view of housing with arch design doors
street view of new housing with unique designs
front view of pair of houses with mirrored design and sloping roof

Arts & Crafts Style

Context is vital to the success of any project. As an area of distinctive character housing it was considered essential that the new homes be sympathetic to and of the period of the locality.

Inspired by classic garden suburb designs of the early 1900’s, Western Design produced houses and apartments in an Arts and Crafts style to match the surrounding neighbourhood.



rear view of housing with pathways leading to entrances

Timeless Design

By avoiding architectural fashion or pastiche and designing in a well researched authentic historic style we are able to prevent the houses from dating, so they will still look good 50 years from now.


Size 13 units
Completion Date 2006

Authentic detailing

We studied the masters of English Arts & Crafts craftsmanship to ensure that the detailing and finishes were consistent with the Architecture of the period. Features include tiled catslide roofs, sprocketed eaves, semi circular arches, very tall chimneys, corner tower with brackets to the overhangs, lead covered dormers, lead light windows and gable dovecotes.