Woodborough’s Heritage

Woodborough, a Sherwood Forest Village, recorded in Domesday

Wright’s Directory 1874

Woodborough is a parish and large straggling village, in a narrow dell near the Dover Beck, eight miles N.E.N. of Nottingham. The parish contains 1948 acres of land, and in 1871 had 212 houses and 898 inhabitants. The church is large, dedicated to St Swithin, and has some fragments of ancient armorial glass in its windows. The Baptists, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel here.

The Free School founded by the Rev’d Montague Wood in 1706, now possesses a yearly income of £95, from a farm of 58 acres 2 roods 1 perch at Blidworth, and a cottage and 7 acres 2 roods 31 perches at Stapleford. Feast Sunday after 2nd July.

Post Office at H. James's; letters arrive at 9.15 a.m. and are despatched at 5.30 p.m. The nearest Money Order Office is at Arnold. Nottingham is the post town.

Ashmore William - victualler, New Inn.

Baguley John - bootmaker

Baguley Joseph - bootmaker

Barrowcliff Henry - sinker maker

Bish John - gardener

Bish John Junior - cottager

Bousfield William Edward - miller

Brodhurst Alfred - gentleman, The Hall

Clay Mrs Mary - straw bonnet maker

Clay William - gardener

Clayton Henry - shopkeeper

Cooperative Store, George Hardstaff - manager

Donnelly Mark - framesmith

Dring George - bag hosier

Dring James - bag hosier

Flinders William - assistant overseer

Foster John - bootmaker

Hallam Joseph - blacksmith

Hartshorn Francis - butcher

Hartshorn Mrs Ann - shopkeeper

Hind Amos - bag hosier

Hogg William - collector of rates and taxes

Howitt William - bricklayer

James Henry - sub postmaster

Leaf John - bag hosier

Leaf Joseph - beerhouse, Bugle Horn

Marriott Joseph - shopkeeper

Mellows Mrs Harriet - dressmaker

Mellows Samuel - tailor

Morley Mrs Charlotte - cottager

Oldacres Reverend Samuel Lealand BA - vicar

Orme William - blacksmith

Patching Mrs Maria - cottager

Pollard John - victualler, Punch Bowl

Reavill William - victualler, Four Bells

Richardson Mrs Ann - shopkeeper

Richardson John - bag hosier

Richardson Joseph - parish clerk & Mrs Selina - dressmaker

Robinson Edwin - beerhouse, Nags Head

Robinson William - shopkeeper

Smith Samuel - saddler

Stacey Thomas - bootmaker

Sardison Mrs Elizabeth - dressmaker

Sardison William - baker

Stevenson Mrs Fanny - dressmaker

Stevenson Samuel - bootmaker

Tomlinson Mrs Mary - butcher

Turner Mrs Eliza - shopkeeper

Ward William - joiner and wheelwright

Wood William - joiner

Wyld William - sinker maker


Cumberland Henry

Hancock John

Hayes Thomas

Poole Joseph

Richardson Samuel

Southern Joseph

Southern William

Taylor William

Whittaker Robert


Brett Edward

Clarke Thomas

Chauntrey John

Flinders William Thorpe

Foster Joseph

Hay Gilbert

Hill William & brickmaker

Lees James

Pinder Joseph

Poole John

Reavill John

Wood Noah & land agent, Manor House.

Wood Thomas


Ashmore William - to Nottingham Wednesdays & Saturdays

Poole Joseph - to Nottingham Wednesdays & Saturdays, Southern William - to Nottingham Wednesdays & Saturdays

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