Our Services

  • Full or partial clearances under taken
  • All sizes of property; domestic or business
  • Proper disposal of unsaleable items
  • Cleaning of property so it is ready for new occupants
  • Whatever your situation, we have a solution to suit you

We check everything – there’ll be value where you least expect it

Why are we so different from other house clearance services? We examine absolutely everything inside and outside a property – value can come from anywhere in the house, cellar or garden, sometimes where you least expect it!

Items in the garage or outbuildings – including all types of vehicles and tools – could even cover the entire cost of the clearance.

Because we are acting for you the whole time. From the moment we receive that initial call or email, we never forget that this is someone else’s home and belongings.

Our team works at a diverse variety of houses and flats every week covering all aspects of the property including attics, cellars, garages, sheds, gardens, outbuildings, cars and other vehicles – we don’t cherry-pick.

We’ve handled the complete clearance and subsequent auctions for properties ranging from country estates and large luxury homes to Abbots Bromley School, Whittington Heath Golf Club, a record shop and a double glazing factory.

Whatever the property or the contents, we can supply the expertise you need together with our unique personal touch.

Our Specialist Departments can appraise all types of antiques and collectables from jewellery, watches and coins to furniture, art and ceramics; medals, stamps and rare whisky to cameras, toys, vintage vehicles and more.


Free home visits and no hidden costs

We offer free home visits and no-obligation quotes – a representative will meet you on-site to discuss your individual requirements and explain the costs involved up front.

Whether you are an executor clearing a deceased estate, investigating downsizing options, administering probate, emigrating or just tired of clutter, our team can help you.

We pride ourselves on being reliable and sympathetic and can give advice in all matters. Let us take the stress away today. Call us on 01543 251081 or email office@richardwinterton.co.uk to discuss our range of professional services.

Our stringently observed procedures include protective equipment, social distancing measures, deep cleaning and sanitiser to keep our staff and clients safe and our vehicles disinfected.


Who are we?

We are an established professional auction company based in Lichfield with more than 150 years of family experience covering Staffordshire and the Midlands, with clients in areas such as Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Burntwood, Solihull, Tamworth, Cannock, Rugeley, Uttoxeter and Burton. Read more about us here.


Get In Touch

By Phone: +44 (0)1543 251081
By Email: office@richardwinterton.co.uk


Why choose the auction process?

Unusual ceramic found to be very rare Royal Doulton ‘Boy On A Crocodile’. Sold at auction at Richard Winterton for £7,000In a constantly evolving antique and collectables market, you may well have a hidden gem within your house clearance waiting to be found! We do not cherry-pick or farm out items of lesser value to other firms – we handle the entire clearance.

You can have the confidence that higher value and more specialised items will be uncovered, professionally assessed and offered in the relevant sale.

All items are sold in our modern salerooms which caters for all aspects of the auction world – from household effects to jewellery and fine art, cars to medals and fine wines.

Well, here’s a great example. At a local property we were clearing, the ceramics and pots and pans were spread out and Richard spotted an unusual crocodilian in one corner…

Our research team jumped into action and confirmed this unusual ceramic was a very rare Royal Doulton ‘Boy On A Crocodile’. We sold it at auction for £7,000 to the absolute joy of our clients.



Where clients are downsizing or emigrating we organise everything from the haulage through to the auction for any excess furniture, ornaments, pictures, electricals, tools and garden ornaments to suit their time schedule.

Quotations are provided via a free home visit. Call us on 01543 251081 or email office@richardwinterton.co.uk to discuss how we can help you.

Wondering about the downsizing journey? Read more, from the positives and negatives to taxes and the perfect age to downsize, here.


Paperwork and sale proceeds

When we collect good to be consigned to auction with us with provide a general receipts.

Approximately a week prior to the auction an email, or postal notification, is sent advising clients of the date of sale(s), lot numbers and pre-sale estimates.

Once everything has been sold an itemised cheque, with all fees deducted, is sent by post to the account holder. Bank transfer of funds can be made by special request.



Our initial advice is free of charge and we are always delighted to share our expertise – know the price before you sell.

Quotes for house clearances, probate and downsizing solutions are given on an individual basis based on location, timings and logistics.

Contact The Lichfield Auction Centre on 01543 251081 or email your questions to office@richardwinterton.co.uk. Find out how we can help you today.

Client Testimonials

I have thoroughly enjoyed shopping with this auction house over the past 4 weeks. Their friendly but professional service was exceptional from start to finish. The postal charges and service was the best I've ever come across. I can definitely recommend them without question. Splendid work from the team. Hope to be back soon, from a very HAPPY customer.
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Roo Dolan
I'm using RW for house clearance of my mum's and began the process this week.The team of 5 who came did an excellent job. Crucially they were respectful, extremely diligent and hard workiing, manifestly keen to offer a high quality service. They coped with one or two quirky requests from me, always updating me on progress sensitively. At the end the team leader explained all the next steps clearly, which was helpful and reassuring. A top business to deal with - thank you
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steve atkins
I used wintertons house clearance for my mom house on the 11th December.They arrived on time.They all worked none stop.Packed everything carefully.They were all very polite and helpfull. Will definitely reccomend them.Thank you .
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Beverley Ketch
I have been using auction houses for 35 years and this is by far the best organised auction house with attention to detail throughout and the staff are extremely friendly. Thanks again
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The process from Richard meeting me at the property to assess for probate, through to the clearance itself, has been very efficient and sympathetically carried out. Thanks to Marek, Michael and the clearance team for the work, which was done carefully, efficiently and respectfully, making a difficult process much easier. Marek and Michael were knowledgeable about the items and process; and answered any questions we had. Just the auction to go now. To reviewer A.R who fancies him or herself as a local guide, this isn't all just rubbish from house clearances being sold at auction, it's all that's left to show for many people's lives. Show some respect!
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Richard B
Wintertons cleared my mums large house in Solihull.. They arrived on time , were efficient, friendly and tidy. They packed everything with care. I would highly recommend anyone needing to clear a house after a death to use wintertons. The office communication is clear, they are transparent over pricing. It made the whole daunting task very easy.
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