Sun Rising House grounds
Gardens of the Imperial and Modern periods around a 17th century house on Sun Rising Hill. In the 19th century the gardens were sited north of the road. They formed part of the Upton Estate in the early 20th century. Recommended for inclusion on Local List (Key Site) by Lovie.
1 17th century stone house had gardens north of road in 1886. Post 1902 work around house when site formed part of Upton estate. Features include mixed planting, shrubberies, kitchen garden. Recommended as key site on Local List.
2 The gardens to this former inn were in the 19th century situated north of the road. The site was acquired by Lord Bearsted of Upton House in 1902 and new gardens were created around it to the design of architect Morley Horder. Photographs show steps, terracing and topiary, and it is likely that the Bearsted’s plant specialist, Kitty Lloyd Jones, was involved in the planting. An important early 20th century site.
3 Pre 1902 gardens shown on OS 1:10560 1886 Sht Warks 52SW, which shows the house as Edgehill House.
4 Post 1902 site shown on OS 1:10560 1928 Sht Warks 52SW.