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Woodborough’s Heritage

Woodborough, a Sherwood Forest Village, recorded in Domesday



What’s new?


The following pages were launched on 1st April 2019 -


Bish family page page 650

Sir Frank Small’s life page 626

Lilly’s School substantial new information page 130

Woodborough Woods School page 151 - New information about sale of land in 1881


The following pages were launched on 1st March 2019 -


Feast steam evenings - end of an era page 324

Possibly the worst snow storm ever? page 338

Down your way (Woodborough) by Nottingham Evening Post 1969 page 353

Woodborough by Maureen Brackenbury 1970 page 354

Woodborough by Mannie Foster 1981 page 355

Charities - Page 300 New information added 7th March 2019

Woodborough Male Friendly Society Dissolution page 509


The following pages were re-launched on 1st February 2019 -


Buildings of Interest page 160

Brick making in Woodborough page 161

Mansfield Parkyns page 624 - New information and 3 new images. 11th Feb 2019


The following pages were re-launched on 1st January 2019 -


St Swithun’s Church restorations page 111

St Swithun’s Church Windows - The stories of the Saints page 112

New information about the sale in 1839 of the Cock & Falcon page 148


The following pages were re-launched on 1st December 2018 -


Field names years 1400 and 1609 on pages 421 & 422

a new and full version of the Woodborough Enclosure of 1795 pages 423 to 432

Refreshed topics Woodborough a Sherwood Forest village page 433

also The History of Farming in Woodborough page 434

and finally Parish Records page 435


This is a website devoted entirely to the history of Woodborough village and the surrounding parish. The subjects are wide ranging and the articles are illustrated generously with many plans, photographs and maps. Articles have been written by a variety of authors whose interpretations are their own. Suggestions for new editorial or corrections always welcome.





Huge debts of gratitude are due to the following: the two Davids, John, Margaret, Michael, Pam and Paul, also special thanks to Lawrence for his technical help and support. We also thank countless other people for providing information and photographs.


Thanks also to The National Lottery ‘Awards for All’, Gedling CVS, The South Notts Rural Community Council, our local councillors John Boot and Mark Spencer and last but not least, the local businesses who support us.




Page last updated 1st April 2019

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