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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 we do hereby award allot and set out unto the surveyor or surveyors of the highways of the said Parish of Woodborough for the time being and his or their successor or successors.













And we do award and allot unto and for the said Prebendary of the said Prebend of Woodborough or his lessee in lieu of tythes,




All which eight pieces or parcels of land hereby awarded in lieu of tythes contain together two hundred and seventy acres and twenty one perches and are in the judgment of us the said Commissioners (quantity, quality and situation considered) equal to one sixth part of the value of all the lands within the arable and open fields and one ninth part of the value of the old inclosures open meadows, coppices, commons and waste lands (not being within the said open fields) in the said Parish of Woodborough subject and liable to the payment of tythes (except what is deducted for roads) and are pursuant to the directions of the said Act of Parliament hereby awarded allotted and set out unto and for the several persons before mentioned and in proportion to their respective shares and Interests in the same in lieu of and full compensation and satisfaction for all and all manner of tythes and tenths whatsoever moduses and compositions in lieu thereof arising within the said Parish Woodborough (except Easter Offerings, Mortuaries and Surplice Fees), and also except the stipends or pensions due and payable by the Prebendaries of the said Prebend of Oxton first part and Oxton Second part to the said Curate of Woodborough the tenure of all which said eight pieces or parcels of land last awarded is free and common socage.


And we do award and allot unto and for the Right Honourable Philip Earl of Chesterfield as ranger or keeper of Thorney Woods otherwise Thorney Wood Chace one piece or parcel of land in the Stoup Hill Coppice (numbered in the said Map 320) containing fifteen acres three roods and thirty five perches bounded on or towards the south by the respective Parishes of Lambley and Arnold and on all other sides thereof by lands hereby awarded to the Prebendary of the Prebend of Oxton first part, and that the fences for inclosing such allotment against the lands hereby awarded to the said Prebend of Oxton first part on the west and northward sides thereof shall be made and thereafter repaired by the said Earl of Chesterfield or the owner or occupier thereof for the time being which allotment hereby awarded to the said Earl is (quantity, quality and situation considered) equal in value to one twentieth part of the commons and wastes and parts or portions of the woods and coppices as are deemed commonable lands now divided and allotted as commons within the laid Parish of Woodborough and is in lieu and full compensation of and for the right of the said Earl in and over the said Parish of Woodborough as ranger or keeper of the said Chace, the tenure of which said last mentioned allotment is Free and common socage.


And we do award and allot unto and for the said John Taylor as Lord of a Manor in Woodborough called the Hertford Manor one piece or parcel of land in the Southward Bank Common (numbered in the Map 259) containing two acres three roods and thirty five perches bounded on or towards the north west by the public carriage road leading from Woodborough to Arnold and on all other sides thereof by other lands hereby awarded to the said John Taylor, and that the fences for inclosing such allotment against the said public carriage road shall be made and thereafter repaired by the said John Taylor or the owner or occupier thereof for the time being.


And we do award and allot unto and for the said Elizabeth Bainbrigge as Lady of the Freehold Manor in Woodborough one piece or parcel of land in Foxwood Coppice (numbered in the Map 290) containing four acres and twenty nine perches bounded on or towards the north west by lands hereby awarded to John Harvey on or towards the north east by the public carriage road leading from Woodborough to Calverton on or towards the east by old inclosed lands hereby awarded to Thomas Donnelly and on or towards the south by other lands hereby awarded to the said Elizabeth Bainbrigge, and that the fence for inclosing such 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.


And we do award and allot unto and for the Prebendary of the Prebend of Woodborough as Lord of the Copyhold Manor of Woodborough or his lessee, one piece or parcel of land in the Stoup Hill Coppice (numbered in the Map 318) containing six acres one rood and eighteen perches bounded on or towards the east and south by the Parish of Lambley and on or towards the west and north by lands hereby awarded to the Prebendary of the Prebend of Oxton first part, and that the fences for inclosing the said allotment against the lands hereby awarded to the Prebendary of the said Prebend of Oxton first part shall be made and thereafter repaired by the Prebendary of the said Prebend of Woodborough or his lessee or by the occupier thereof for the time being.


And we do award and allot unto and for the Prebendary of the Prebend of Oxton first part or his lessee as Lord of the Copyhold Manor of Oxton first part one piece or parcel of land in the Stoup Hill Coppice (numbered in the Map 317) containing two roods and eighteen perches bounded on or towards the east and south by lands hereby awarded to the Prebendary of the Prebend of Woodborough and on or towards the west and north by other lands hereby awarded to the Prebendary of the said Prebend of Oxton first part in lieu of tythes and that the fences for inclosing the said allotment against the lands hereby awarded to the Prebendary of the said Prebend of Oxton first part shall be made and thereafter repaired by the Prebendary of the said Prebend of Oxton first part or his lessee or by the occupier thereof for the time being.


And we do award and allot for the Prebendary of the Prebend of Oxton second part or his lessee as Lord of the Copyhold of Oxton Second part one piece or parcel of land in the Nether Field (numbered in the Map 142) containing one rood and four perches bounded on or towards the north west and north east by other lands hereby awarded by the public carriage road leading from Woodborough to Lowdham and on or towards the south west by lands hereby awarded to Elizabeth Bainbrigge. And that the fences for inclosing such allotment against the lands hereby awarded to the Prebendary of the said Prebend of Oxton second part in lieu of tythes and against the said public carriage road shall be made and thereafter repaired by the Prebendary of the said Prebend of Oxton second part or his lessee or by the occupier thereof for the time being.


All which five pieces or parcels of land hereby awarded and allotted to the respective Lords and Lady of the several Manors within the said Parish of Woodborough in proportion to their respective shares and Interests therein contain together fourteen acres one rood and twenty four perches and are (quantity, quality and situation considered) equal in value to one twentieth part of the commons and wastes and parts or portions of woods and coppices as are deemed commonable lands and divided and allotted as commons within the said Parish of Woodborough and are pursuant to the directions of the said Act of Parliament in lieu of and full satisfaction for their respective rights of the soil in and upon the said commons, waste lands, woods and coppices within the said Parish of Woodborough and to be by them respective accepted and taken as such the tenure of which said five pieces or parcels of land last awarded is free and common socage.


And we do award and allot unto and for the Prebendary of the Prebend of Woodborough in the Collegiate Church of Southwell or his lessee one piece or parcel of land in the Hawley Field (numbered in the Map 183) containing thirty two acres and thirty nine perches and surrounding a house and garden belonging to William Pendleton bounded on or towards the north west by old inclosures and homesteads in the Town of Woodborough on or towards the north by the public carriage road leading from Woodborough to Lowdham on or towards the north east and part of the south east by lands hereby awarded to Samuel Thorpe on or towards the remainder of the south east by the Parish of Lowdham on or towards the south west by other lands hereby awarded to the Prebendary of the said Prebend of Woodborough in lieu of tythes and on or towards the west by lands hereby awarded to John Hopkinson, and that the fences for inclosing the said allotment against the said public carriage road and against the lands hereby awarded to the said Samuel Thorpe shall be made and thereafter repaired by the Prebendary of the said Prebend of Woodborough or his lessee or by the owner or occupier thereof for the time being.


Also one other piece or parcel of land part thereof being in the Moor Field and the residue thereof being part of Grimesmoor Common thereto adjoining (numbered in the said Map 8) containing fifty two acres three roods and eleven perches bounded on or towards the east by lands hereby awarded to John Lee, Samuel Alvey and the Parish Vicar of Southwell respectively and by the public carriage road leading from Woodborough to Epperstone on or towards the south by lands hereby awarded to John Wyld, Samuel Thorpe and the Trustees for Elizabeth Sardison respectively and by old inclosures called North Dale Closes on or towards the west by lands allotted to Samuel Thorpe by a close called North Dale Close hereby awarded to Eleanor Smith by the end of a private carriage road and by lands hereby awarded to John Taylor and on or towards the north by the same allotment hereby awarded to the said John Taylor by the public carriage road leading from Calverton to Epperstone by the Parish of Epperstone and by the same respective allotments hereby awarded to the said Samuel Alvey and the said Parish Vicar of Southwell, and that the fences for inclosing the said allotment against the said public carriage roads against the lands hereby awarded to the said John Lee (except against a close called Coxon Wong Close) against the lands hereby awarded to the said Samuel Alvey on the east and against the lands hereby awarded to the said Parish Vicar of Southwell shall be made and thereafter repaired by the said Prebendary or his lessee or the owner or occupier thereof for the time being.


Also one other piece or parcel of land in the Meadow (numbered in the said Map 121) containing Seven acres two roods and thirty one perches bounded on or towards the north by lands hereby awarded to the Trustees of Elizabeth Sardison on or towards the east by old inclosures and the lands hereby awarded to James Lees on or towards the south by lands hereby awarded to John Harvey and on or towards the west by the public carriage road leading from Woodborough to Epperstone, and that the fences for inclosing the said allotment against the lands hereby awarded to the said Trustees for Elizabeth Sardison and against the said public carriage road shall be made and thereafter repaired by the said Prebendary or his lessee or the owner or occupier thereof for the time being.


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Enclosure of Woodborough 1795 - Page 2 of 7



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