140B FIELD BETWEEN DONKEY FIELD AND RECREATION GROUND
FIELD 1 BETWEEN DONKEY FIELD AND RECREATION GROUND
Wednesday 15th August 2001
Weather: Very hot and very sunny
Observers: Marion Vincent and Janice Verity
Location: Field, owner unknown, located between the Donkey Field and Recreation Field, Town Green Street, Rothley, Leicester
OS Reference SK583124
NB As the owner is as yet unknown we only looked at the vegetation by the side of the Rothley Brook as access is from the flood embankment.
This field has four boundaries:
A very overgrown hedge fronting Town Green Street.
A very overgrown hedge on the boundary with the Donkey Field.
A very overgrown boundary with the Recreation Field.
The Rothley Brook.
Vegetation on Rothley Brook banks:
Elder Sambucus niger
Hawthorn Crataegus monognya
Ivy Hedera helix
Ash trees Fraxinus excelsior
Nipplewort Lapsana communis
Herb Bennet Geum urbanum
White Deadnettle Lamium album
Stinging Nettle Urtica Dioica
Alder tree Alnus glutinosa
Hedge Woundwort Stachys sylvatica
Common Cleavers Galium alparine
Spear Thistle Cirsium vulgare
Hogweed Heracleum sphondylium
Hedge Bindweed Calystegia sepium
Great Willowherb Epilobium hirsutum
Red Clover Trifolium pratense
Thursday 23rd August 2001
Called in to the Rothley Parish Council Office and asked about the land I have called Field 1 and ownership. Advised the Rothley Temple Estates would need to be approached for permission to visit. I also asked about the rather untidy piece of land to the back of the Recreation Ground next to Field 1 and what could be done to improve it for the public. Advised by the Clerk to the Council that there was talk of trying to swap the Recreation Ground with Field 1 to create a larger piece of ground as it could be linked to the Donkey Field.
This is very much in the future but it could make sense to plot the hedgerows and any mature trees on Field 1 to ensure their survival.
Site 140B Looking from Town Green Street to Rothley Brook and Brookfield Farm. 2000
Site 140B Field betwenn Donkey Field Site 140A and Recreation Ground Site 140C. Looking from Rothley Brook floodbank to Town Green Street. 2001
FIELD BETWEEN DONKEY FIELD AND RECREATION GROUND IN 2013
Looking from Town Green Street to Rothley Brook. April 2013
Looking from the flood bank to Town Green Street. April 2013
Looking from the flood bank over Site 140B with Site 140A Donkey Field to the right. April 2013
From the flood bank with Site 140B to the left and Rothley Brook to the right. April 2013
In 2016 permission was being sought by the owner to build stables on the land and to widen the access.
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