Woodborough’s Heritage

Woodborough, a Sherwood Forest Village, recorded in Domesday

Woodborough Terrier - 1660

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Above: The cover page of the 1660 Terrier, note the date is confirmed at the top of this page.

The text reads “A Terrier of all the Tenements I have in Woodburgh [Woodborough] in ye County of Nottingham.

Above left: Page 3 of 14 showing the divided page setup,

“A Terrier of all the Tenemets Philip Lacock esq hath

In Wodeburgh in ye County of Not” and in ye forest of Sherwood 1660.

Above right: Page 9 of 14 is a Register of Rents. On the left-hand side there are 4 columns headed Michaelmas and Lady Day 1660-1666. On the right-hand side are tenants names and the rent paid.

"A Terrier of all the Tenemts Philip Lacock esq hath

In Wodeburgh in ye County of Not” and in ye forest of Sherwood 1660.

First of two Oxgangs of land Thomas Lee hath in his possession

Byards stable


Willow Style

The Old Meadow

The lane side/


The soure Nook

Little Beck

Arable in ye meadows

The Black lyers

Shelt Hill

The Busk

East field ye Upper Furlong

The Gorbroads

Land Terrier of 1660, part 1

Pages are divided into two columns, see above left, listing Closes, meadows, brecks, fields, pasture, naming the tenants and areas. Owners of neighbouring fields are listed with orientation, eg. Taylor sheepyard E [east]. In the following table details from the document under each heading have been omitted. The document has suffered water damage at some time in its history.  

A Terrier of all the tenements of Philip Lacock Esq. hath in Woodborough, in the County of Nottingham and in the Forest of Sherwood.


Land Terrier of 1660, part 2

Land Terrier of 1660, part 3 -Tythes payable

Survey of 19th June 1694:

Note: The document is too long and consisting many pages with difficult hand-writing that would take transcribing it very time consuming. The original document is in the possession of Nottinghamshire Archives.

Terms and definitions:



A modern interpretation of a Terrier is: A land terrier is a record system for an institution's land and property holdings. It differs from a land register in that it is maintained for the organisation's own needs and may not be publicly accessible.

For the Estate Manager and/or Estate Solicitor a key element within the estates department is managing the legal aspects of the property portfolio, along with all associated legal documentation.