The Stonehouse, which is located on the corner of Moreton Road and the village, was originally a dairy farm owned by the Websters of Overchurch. The farm had 87 acres of land located on the Upton/Moreton border between Saughall Massie Road and Moreton Road.
In September 1918 the buildings and land were sold by auction, the house was described as having a Hall, 2 Sitting Rooms, 2 Kitchens, a Dairy, 7 Bedrooms and a Bathroom with hot and cold water. Outside, there was a brick and slate Shippon for 30 cows, 2 loose boxes, Stabling for 4 horses, a Barn with lofts over, a Cart Shed, a Boiler House, a 6-bay Dutch Barn, Pigstyes and other buildings.
The land is now occupied by the houses in Birch Avenue, Elm Avenue, Oak Avenue, Beach Avenue and others. The farmhouse was converted into a bakery, with a shop on the right and a cafe 'up the steps' on the left.
In 1964 the shop was divided in two, the bakery continued in one half, while the other half became a ladies hairdresser, which it still is.
Scoff's Cafe with the staff dressed up for Comic Relief in 1999
In 1967 the bakery closed and the Little Bo-Tique, a supplier of childrens wear, opened, this remained until 1990. In 1998 Scoffs Cafe opened. Although it’s had various occupants since then, the shop is now once again a cafe, this time called Mills Cafe.
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