Woodborough’s Heritage

Woodborough, a Sherwood Forest Village, recorded in Domesday

Kelly’s Directory 1855

Woodborough is a parish and large straggling village, 8 miles north-north-east from Nottingham, 3 miles north-west from Lowdham station, and 141 from London, in the Hundred of Thurgarton, Basford Union, South Notts, diocese of Lincoln. The living is a perpetual curacy, value £98, with 55 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the chapter of Southwell; Rev’d Samuel Lealand Oldacres is the incumbent. The church of St Swithin is a stone building, with a tower and 4 bells, and was partly repaired a short time since; it has some stained glass. The Baptists, Primitive Methodists and Wesleyans, have each a chapel. The Free school has an income of £95 yearly; the poor have £3 10s yearly. The population, in 1851, was 852; the acreage 1940. The people are employed in framework knitting. This was a Roman settlement. Bricks are made here.

Moor Lane and Moor Field are half a mile north; Wood Farm, 1 mile north-west; Sansam’s Folly, 1½ miles west-by-north; Brockwood Dale, half a mile west; Soward, three-quarters of a mile south-west; Stoup Hill House, 2 miles west; Woodborough Dumble, 2½ miles west.


Abbott, Miss Ann, Stoup Hill.

Donnelly, Mr William

Flinders, Mr Samuel

Oldacres, Rev’d Samuel Leland, BA.

Parkyns, Mansfield, Esq. The Hall


Bagguley, John, carrier

Bagguley, Joseph, shoemaker

Bagguley, Joseph, jun. shoemaker

Bish, John, carrier

Burton, Thomas, butcher

Clark, Thomas, farmer

Clay, William, farmer

Clayton, Henry, shopkeeper

Cook, John, shoemaker

Cumberland, John, farmer and brickmaker

Donnelly, Thomas, framesmith

Donnelly, William, jun. wheelwright

Duke, William, farmer

Fisher, Richard, shoemaker

Flinders, Joseph, parish clerk

Foster, Thomas, shoemaker

Gadsby, William, ‘Four Bells’

Glover, Sarah (Mrs), shopkeeper

Hallam, Joseph, blacksmith

Harrison, William, beer retailer

Hart, Francis, butcher

Hogg, William, ‘Cock & Falcon’

James, Henry, baker & shopkeeper

Leafe, Joseph, beer retailer

Lee, John, joiner

Matthews, Samuel, farmer

Morley, John, framework knitter & tax collector

Orm[e], John, blacksmith

Patching, Henry, bricklayer

Poole, John, farmer, the Moor

Poole, Joseph, carrier

Richardson, John, Co-operative storekeeper

Richardson, Paul, shopkeeper

Robinson, George, farmer & maltster

Robinson, William, shopkeeper

Sardison, David, corn miller

Tharratt, Nathaniel, wheelwright

Ward, Robert, saddler & harness maker

Ward, William, wheelwright

Wells, John, farmer

Wells, Richard, farmer

Williamson, Ann (Mrs), farmer, Park Farm

Wood, Thomas, ‘Punch Bowl’

Wyld, Christopher, sinker maker

Letters received through Southwell.

The nearest money order offices are at Southwell and Nottingham.

Carriers to Nottingham – John Bagguley, William Holland and Joseph Poole, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

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