Briar Hill

A narrow road, Briar Hill winds its way up and down gentle hills between The South Border at one end and Silver Lane at the other.

The houses are large and set well apart, giving it a pleasant and distinctive character. A grass verge with narrow stone edging separates the gravel footway from the road, which is bordered by ornamental shrubs and bushes. Its most noticeable feature, however, is the trees, which grow in abundant variety, their branches overhanging the front hedges and often the road itself.

Briar Hill was cut through in such a way as to preserve large clumps of fir and pine trees which already grew on the land when Webb bought it. He felt that if the area covered were divided into plots, the owners would cut them down in order to use the spaces for houses and gardens. These firs and pines can still be found in the front gardens of number 14, Wych Cross, and of Arran Court; and on the corner between Briar Hill and Furze Hill. Other trees of similar generation can also be seen in the rear gardens of numbers 11 and 13 Briar Hill, and numbers 29, 31 and 33 Furze Lane and 41 Furze Lane called 'Pinehurst'.

Road charges including sinking fund are £800 per annum.