Rothley Views Around the Parish

On the approaches to Rothley you will see the Millennium Signs made of oak and showing the Cross of the Knights Templar.

This sign is on the corner of Swithland Lane and The Ridings on the approach from Swithland. 2003

Do you remember how Cross Green looked early in 2003 before all the changes?

Taken around 1903, how the trees have grown. Look at the thatched cottage where we now have Cort's Hardware and the cottages standing where we now have the entrance to Greenway Close.

Rothley Cross Green in March 2004. We now have a group of three local people dedicated to keeping Cross Green weed-free and the shrubs healthy. A lot of narcissi and tulips have been planted in the Autumn of 2004 and we look forward to a lovely display in early Spring.

A view of Town Green showing the Beech tree planted to commemorate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth 11 in 1952. Photo in 2003

There are many Cruck Cottages in Rothley and this picture shows the oak beams that form the cruck.
Town Green Street 2003

This is the front view of the above cottage overlooking Town Green. It looks very different in the summer of 2004 as the ivy has been removed and a red rambling rose planted to the left of the front door. 2003

Looking over Bunney's Field towards the Parish Church. In the foreground is the seat carved with the White-clawed Crayfish which has a stronghold in Rothley Brook. 2003

A closer view of the carving on the seat. The wood has been allowed to age naturally. 2003

Church Street cottages. 2003

Church Street from the Parish Church gates. 2004

Wisteria around the door in Church Street. 2004

Fowke Street looking towards Cross Green. 2004

Always looks so attractive. 2004

The wisteria around the door looks beautiful every year in May. 2004

In 2016 Johnny Clasper of the Yorkshire Drystone Walling Guild was commissioned by William Davis to create 'Inspired by Nature' at the entrance to the Heathe Meadow development at the junction of Mountsorrel Lane and Walton Way.
The finished sculpture uses a combination of sandstone from Barnard Castle, Durham; house bricks and locally sourced pink granite and it is all traditionally built with cement and water.

Johnny Clasper 'Inspired by Nature'
Johnny says:
"This has been a great project to work on; technically challenging at times, especially the twisted pillar arch at the end"
Johnny says that he was really pleased with the end result.

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