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Woodborough’s Heritage

Commemorating the centenary of the WWI armistice on 11th day of 11th month 1918

A montage of hand knitted poppies displayed on the railings to Governors’ Field

Woodborough’s Heritage

Woodborough, an ancient Sherwood Forest Village recorded in Domesday

And also to the Prebendary of the said Prebend All that Close in Woodborough aforesaid heretofore the property of Elizabeth Bainbrigge called the Rail Close (numbered in the said Map 156) containing one acre and twenty five perches.




And also all that close or parcel of land heretofore the property of Samuel Thorpe called Potter Hole Close lying within the Parish of Calverton and adjoining to the Parish of Woodborough (numbered in the said Map 49) containing three roods and twenty six perches.


All which several parcels of open and inclosed land containing together One hundred Acres three roods and twenty five perches are hereby awarded to the Prebendary of the said Prebend of Woodborough or his lessees in full satisfaction of all his and their lands and common right in and upon the lands and grounds intended by the said Act of Parliament to be inclosed and also in full compensation for the following closes or parcels of old inclosed land in Woodborough aforesaid heretofore belonging to the Prebendary of the said Prebend or his lessee and by him and them given in exchange for other lands of equal value and hereby awarded to the several persons following viz.



The tenure of all which said several parcels of land containing together one hundred acres three roods and twenty five perches is free and common socage and are in lease for lives.


And we do award and allot unto and for Samuel Alvey one piece or parcel of land in the Moor Field (numbered in the said Map 13) containing one acre three roods and thirty nine perches bounded on or towards the north by lands hereby awarded to John Lee on or towards the east by the said public carriage road leading from Woodborough to Epperstone on or towards part of the south by lands hereby awarded to the Parish Vicar of Southwell and on or towards the remainder of the south and west by lands hereby awarded to the Prebendary of the Prebend of Woodborough or his lessee, and that the fences for inclosing the said allotment against the said public carriage road against the lands hereby awarded to the Parish Vicar of Southwell and against the lands hereby awarded to the Prebendary of the said Prebend of Woodborough on the south shall be made and thereafter repaired by the said Samuel Alvey or the owner or occupier thereof for the time being which allotment is hereby awarded to the said Samuel Alvey in full satisfaction of all his right of common in and upon the lands intended by the said Act of Parliament to be inclosed. The tenure of which said last mentioned allotment is Copyhold held by Copy of Court Roll of the said Manor of Woodborough called the Copyhold Manor.


And we do award and allot unto and for the said Elizabeth Bainbrigge One piece or parcel of land in the Shute Field (numbered in the said Map 62) containing eleven acres three roods and eighteen perches bounded on or towards the east by other lands hereby awarded to the said Elizabeth Bainbrigge and by an ancient homestead belonging to the said Elizabeth Bainbrigge (in the possession of William Gadsby) on or towards the south by the public carriage road leading from Woodborough to Calverton on or towards part of the west by lands hereby awarded to John Worton and on or towards part of the west and on the north by old inclosures belonging to the said Elizabeth Bainbrigge, and that the fences for inclosing the said allotment against the said public carriage road shall be made and thereafter repaired by the said Elizabeth Bainbrigge or the owner or occupier thereof for the time being. The tenure of which said piece or parcel of land last awarded is free and common socage.






















And the following closes or parcels of inclosed land in Woodborough aforesaid heretofore the property of the said Parish Vicar of Southwell (that is to say), all that close called the Mill Close (numbered In the said Map 136) containing one acre and four perches.









All which several Allotments of open land and parcels of old inclosure containing together four hundred and fifty seven acres three roods and thirty four perches are hereby awarded to the said Elizabeth Bainbrigge in full satisfaction of all her lands and common right in and upon the lands and grounds intended by the said Act of Parliament to be inclosed and also in full compensation for the following closes or parcels of old inclosed land in Woodborough aforesaid heretofore belonging to the said Elizabeth Bainbrigge and by her given in exchange for other lands of equal value and are hereby awarded to the several persons following (that is to say):





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Enclosure of Woodborough 1795 - Page 3 of 7



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