Woodborough’s Heritage

Woodborough, a Sherwood Forest Village, recorded in Domesday

Wright’s Directory 1868

Woodborough is a parish and large straggling village, in a narrow dale near the Dover Beck, 8 miles N.E. by N. of Nottingham. Its parish contains 1940 acres of land, and in 1861 had 219 houses, and 893 inhabitants. The church is a large structure, dedicated to St Swithin, and has some fragments of ancient armorial glass in its windows, which, when perfect, was exceedingly beautiful. The Baptists, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel here. The Free School, founded by the Rev’d Montague Wood in 1796, now possesses a yearly income of £95, from a farm of 58a. 2r. 1p, at Blidworth, and a cottage and 7a. 2r. 31p, at Stapleford. Feast, Sunday after 2nd July.

Post Office at Henry James: letters arrive at 9.15 a.m. and are dispatched at 5.30 p.m. St Swithin’s Church, incumbent, Rev’d Samuel L. Oldacres, BA.

Parish Clerk and Sexton, Arron Richardson.

Harmonium, Mrs Oldacres.

Church wardens, John Banser and Potts.

Service, 10.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.

Sacrament, four times a year.

Hymns, ancient and modern.

Chapels. Baptist, Primitive, and Wesleyan, Service at

10.30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Ashmore William - victualler, Punch Bowl

Baguley Joseph - shoemaker.

Banser John - corn miller, and land surveyor.

Bish John - gardener.

Clay Mary - straw bonnet maker.

Clayton Henry - shopkeeper.

Donnelly Thomas - framesmith.

Fisher Richard - shoemaker.

Flinders Samuel.

Foster John - shoemaker.

Hallam Joseph - blacksmith.

Hardstaff George - victualler New Inn.

Hartshorn William - shopkeeper.

Hartshorn Francis - butcher.

Hind Amos - bag hosier.

Hill William - brick and tile maker.

Howitt William - bricklayer.

James Henry - baker and flour seller.

Leaf Joseph - beer house.

Marriott Joseph - shopkeeper.

Mellors Samuel - tailor.

Morley Richard - tailor.

Oldacres Rev’d S.L., BA. Incumbent.

Orme John - blacksmith.

Patching Mrs Maria.

Revill W - victualler Four Bells.

Richardson A - Parish Clerk.

Richardson John - bag hosier.

Richardson M. - shopkeeper.

Robinson William - shopkeeper.

Stevenson Samuel - shopkeeper.

Tomlinson Thomas - butcher.

Ward William - joiner and wheelwright.

Wood William - joiner.

Wyld Christopher - sinker maker.


Clay William, Shelt Hill.

Richardson Samuel

Southern Joseph

Southern William

Taylor William

Whittaker Robert


Banser John, Water Mill.

Brett Elizabeth

Clarke Thomas

Flinders William Thorpe


Hill William

Hogg William

Morley John, Assistant Overseer.


Poole John

Revill William

Shiber William Wood

Wood Noah, Manor House.

Wood Thomas, Moor.

Carriers: (to Nottingham) Ashmore William, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Poole Joseph, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Southern William, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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