Who we are
Allen & Orr has a long proud history, dating back to the 1790s, when the owner John Rooth moved the newly created timber merchants, to our present premises Saltergate.
This company can be traced to its history from a malting business on Knifesmithgate belonging to John Rooth, which was in existence in 1780.
to become a timber merchant. In the 1830s they moved to Allen & Orr's present premises on Saltergate.
The Rooth family sold the business to the present company soon after 1900.
and excellent service for both Trade & Retail since the 19th century.
helping local tradesmen for over 100 years at Saltergate, Chesterfield.