Conserving Sunnycroft's Grade II listed Halliday Glasshouse
Sunnycroft's glasshouse is no ordinary glasshouse, it's embellished with stained glass, decorative finials and ironwork. Few examples of Halliday glasshouses survive in the UK, which makes this one even more important.
Forming a centrepiece for the ornamental gardens at Sunnycroft, the Grade II listed Victorian glasshouse was built by R. Halliday and Co, who also supplied glasshouses for the Rothschild family at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire.
Unfortunately, time has not been kind, and the glasshouse is starting to show its age; it is in need of repainting and areas of the wooden frame need replacing.
We are in the process of restoring the small glasshouse that was in most significant need of restoration, but need to raise the funds to restore the Halliday glasshouse too.