The Rising Sun Inn

Hunshelf

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The New Inn, Manchester Road, Stocksbridge. Click on a photo to enlarge it and for more information.

Rising Sun 1860
Rising Sun 1860

The Rising Sun is on the hillside behind the works (circled in red), together with its attached cottage. It was built in the 1860s and run by generations of the Newton family.

Rising Sun 1868
Rising Sun 1868

This early photograph shows The Rising Sun on the hillside behind the new “Office Block” at Fox’s. Following the path from the pub, we can see Brick Lump on the left of the path, before the road curves round to the Croft area, where Joseph Newton had some properties, and then Brownhill Row, at the bottom of Pea Royd Hill.

Rising Sun Inn
Rising Sun Inn

The Rising Sun (centre), Hunshelf House on the left of the photo and the Rising Sun cottage on the right. It had been bought by Tennant Brothers brewery, Sheffield, in 1912, and was open a hundred years before closing in 1967. It was demolished the following year.

Rising Sun and Hunshelf
Rising Sun and Hunshelf

The Rising Sun on the hillside above Stocksbridge. In the foreground is Farmer's Terrace, Hunter's shop and a field where the market was held (now the Co-op carpark). The houses on the right were on Johnson Street and have been demolished.

Rising Sun
Rising Sun

Close-up of previous photo. The Rising Sun on the hillside above Stocksbridge. Top left is Brick Lump (now demolished), then Hunshelf House, the Rising Sun and the Rising Sun Cottage. Goit Side houses just below the pub (now demolished)

Rising Sun
Rising Sun

A close-up from the previous photograph. Hunshelf House, where one-time landlord Joseph Newton went to live after leaving the pub in 1896.

Rising Sun 1905
Rising Sun 1905

The Rising Sun is in the centre of the row of buildings above the “Office Block” at Fox’s, next to the entrance to Fox’s coal pit.

Rising Sun
Rising Sun

Group of men outside the Rising Sun. Harry Newton’s name is above the door, so this dates it to between 1897 to 1909. The man on the left is possibly Charles Hague. Photo credit: Kevin Fletcher

Rising Sun
Rising Sun

Harry Newton was the landlord when this photograph was taken. He was landlord from 1897 to his death there in 1909.

Rising Sun
Rising Sun

Elizabeth Newton, centre, the widow of Harry. She carried on running the pub after his death in 1909. She later married John William Bisby in 1919, and she transferred the pub's licence to him shortly afterwards. They were there until 1932. Elizabeth was born in about 1875. Seth Sanderson is seated far left holding a pipe, Joe Long standing far left. Next to Joe Long is possibly Bert? Rogers. Photo credit: Les Matthews, Grant Davies

Newton's trip from Rising Sun 1914
Newton's trip from Rising Sun 1914

Outside the Midland Hotel, Buxton. Published in the Fox Magazine Spring 1952. Photo: H. Whittaker

Hunshelf House
Hunshelf House

The home of Joseph Newton after he left the Rising Sun. The Rising Sun and its cottage have been demolished, leaving just this house. There is another Hunshelf House further along Hunshelf Bank towards Pearoyd Hill.

1854 OS map
1854 OS map

Berton-under-Edge where William and Martha Newton ran a pub from 1862 until William's death in 1864. His son-in-law James Thompson first ran the Rising Sun; Martha Newton took over the licence in about 1870. Reproduced with permission of the National Library of Scotland.

1905 OS map
1905 OS map

The Rising Sun highlighted in yellow. Reproduced with permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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