1060 TREES FOR SALE IN 1893

Searching through archives throws up some interesting information and some of it takes your breath away like in this Sale Catalogue of Warner Sheppard and Wade in 1893.

Rothley was to see the demise of 1,060 trees including 424 Oaks all to be felled on the instruction of Rothley Temple Estate in 1893. Below is a transcript of the wording. No details of the buyers. Rothley must have looked very sparse after this slaughter.

Rothley Temple Estate.

Highly Important Sale of Oak, Ash, Elm, Beech, Willow

and other Timber Trees.

WARNER, SHEPPARD, and WADE

Are favoured with Instructions from H.R.Parker,

Esq.,

TO SELL BY AUCTION,

At the Village Hall, Rothley, on Tuesday January 17

1893

1060 TIMBER TREES, comprising 424 oak

392 ash, 184 elm, 21 wych elm, 24

willow, five beech, two sycamore, two maple, one

poplar, one alder, and four aspen standing blazed and

numbered in the hedge rows and various plantations on

the Temple Estate at Rothley; also a few Lots of

Alder and other POLES, and twelve very good OAK

GATE POSTS.

Full particulars in catalogues.

Messrs. WARNER, SHEPPARD, and WADE

desire to call particular attention to this Important

Sale, as it contains a great quantity of the largest and

best grown Timber which has been sold in Leicester-

shire for many years.

The Oak, Ash, and Elm are straight, lengthy in the

butt, and of excellent quality throughout.

Most of the Lots are near to good roads, and well

situated for removal.

Three Days will be required to see the whole of the

Timber.

Arrangements to view must be made with Joseph

Hickling, Carpenter, Rothley, near Loughborough,

who will appoint men to show the Lots.

The Auctioneers request the company to meet them

at the Royal Oak Inn, at Half-past Twelve o'clock.

Dinner in the Village Hall (close to) at One o'clock

prompt.

Sale immediately after. wa2340

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