Heiress’ items from Notts stately home to go under hammer

Thoresby Hall
Thoresby Hall

Antiques and personal effects from the estate of the late Lady Rozelle Raynes, the heiress of Thoresby Hall, are to be sold at auction.

The daughter of an earl, Rozelle became a famous yachtswoman, joining the Wrens during the Second World War, sailed around the Baltics and set up a charitable trust teaching East End boys in care sailing in the London docks.

Despite living in London, she kept a close association with the Thoresby Estate, returning to live in Butterfield, five years before her death in June of last year.

Now her personal effects, including antiques from the family home Thoresby Hall will be sold at The Lincoln Auction Rooms of Golding Young & Mawer next Wednesday, February 17.

Among the items are scale models her yachts, collections of militaria including and collections of porcelain, paintings and other artefacts.

Auctioneer Colin Young said: “It has been such a delight to see, value and in many cases sell such a diverse selection of artefacts that reflect a full and varied life.

“Early automobilia, marine items, weaponry, ceramics, fine paintings and period furniture were all an integral part of her home.”