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Woodborough’s Heritage

Woodborough, an ancient Sherwood Forest Village recorded in Domesday



White’s Directory 1853





Woodborough is a large straggling village in a narrow dale near the Dover Beck, 8 miles north-east by north of Nottingham, its parish comprises 852 inhabitants, and 1,940 acres of land. The common was enclosed in 1798, when 252 acres were allotted to the three prebendaries of Oxton and Woodborough, 66a. 1r. 1p. to William Taylor, Esq., and 53a. 3r. 11p. to the late John Bainbridge Storey, Esq., in lieu of the great tithes and their manorial claims; they being both impropriators and lords of the manor, which is now in three divisions, called the Prebendal, the Copyhold and the Freehold estates. The latter now belongs to William Taylor Esq. The hall was anciently the residence of the Strelleys and Bainbridges, and is now the seat and property of Mansfield Parkyns, Esq. The Church is a large structure, dedicated to St Swithen and has



Abbott Misses M and S

Baguley Joseph - shoemaker

Baguley Joseph Junior - shoemaker

Burton Thomas - butcher

Clayton Henry - shopkeeper

Cook John - shoemaker

Donnelly Thomas - framesmith

Donnelly Mr William

Donnelly William Junior - wheelwright

Fisher Richard - shoemaker

Flinders Joseph - parish clerk

Flinders Mr Samuel

Foster Richard - paper maker

Foster Thomas - shoemaker

Gadsby William - victualler, Four Bells

Glover Sarah - shopkeeper

Hallam Joseph - blacksmith

Harrison William - beerhouse

Hart Francis - butcher

Hogg Sarah - victualler, Cock & Falcon

Hucknall Walter C - shopkeeper

James Henry - baker

Leafe Joseph - shopkeeper

Lee John - joiner

Morley Richard - tailor

Oldacres Rev’d Samuel Lealand, B.A. incumbent & schoolmaster

Orme John - blacksmith

Parkyns Mansfield, Esq., The Hall

Patching Henry - bricklayer

Poole Mary & Eliza - milliners

Ragsdale Joseph - framesmith

Richardson Paul - shopkeeper

Robinson William - shopkeeper

Rose John - wheelwright

Sardison David - corn miller

Southern Samuel Junior - shoemaker

Tharratt Nathaniel - wheelwright


some fragments of ancient armorial glass in its windows, which when perfect, was exceedingly beautiful. It is a curacy, and has been augmented with Queen Anne's Bounty. The chapter of Southwell is the patron and the Rev. Samuel Lealand Oldacres is the incumbent. The Baptists, Methodists and Primitive Methodists, have each a chapel here. The Free School, founded by the Rev’d Montague Wood, in 1736, now possesses a yearly income of £95., arising from a farm of 58a. 2r. 1p. at Blidworth, and a cottage and 7a. 1r. 31p. at Stapleford. The poor have 20s., and the singers 20s., yearly, from the bequest of William Edge, in 1796; and the former have 50s. yearly as the rent of the Nether Close, in Calverton parish, which was awarded to them at the enclosure. The feast is on the Sunday after the 2nd of July.



Ward William - wheelwright

Wood J. - tailor

Wood Thomas - victualler, Punch Bowl

Wood William - joiner

Wyld Christopher - sinker maker


Farmers marked * are cottagers

* Bartram William

Clay William

Cowley Richard

Cumberland Jno (& brickmaker)

Cumberland M.

Duke William, Brockwell

Gadsby William

Hogg John

Hogg William

* Holland William

* Lee Elizabeth

Lee John

* Lee Mary

Matthews Samuel

* Morley John

Poole John

* Richardson Samuel

Robinson George (& maltster)

* Simpson Frederick

* Southern Joseph

* Southern Samuel

* Taylor William

Webb William, Park Farm

Wells John

Wood Thomas


Carriers: John Bish, to Nottingham Wednesdays & Saturdays, Mansfield Thursday, and Tuxford Monday. George Poole, to Nottingham Wednesdays & Saturdays. William Wright, to Nottingham, Monday, Wednesday & Saturday.


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