Stonecross Mansion, Ulverston

Charles Church



Charles Church sought to secure detailed planning permission for the conversion of Stonecross Mansion, a grade II listed building.

Urban Green was appointed a landscape masterplan and detailed design for the conversion of Stonecross to create 20 apartments and the development of 52 houses within its grounds.


The history and heritage of Stonecross was researched, which dates back to 1874 when it was built by local architect, James W Grundy. Its legacy is of importance to both Historic England and local stakeholders and it was vital that this be reflected in the development proposals.

The design proposed minimal alterations to the building’s existing fabric and the restoration of original features to retain and enhance the character and setting. The proposed new housing was sensitively located within the grounds and included the restoration of landscape features including the rose parterre garden, orangerie, urns, ha-ha, woodland walks and formal water features to reflect the original period design.


Charles Church submitted plans in April 2015 and approved in April 2016. Urban Green continues to support the development proposals.

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