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Woodborough’s Heritage

Woodborough, a Sherwood Forest Village, recorded in Domesday



Woodborough Terrier - 1753



Acreage


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The ground whereon the buildings stand, New Close, and the fold yard (an enclosure for sheep or cattle) orchards and gardens etc.


3


0


17

A close adjoining to the fold yard commonly called New Close.

2

0

0

One cottage now in the occupation of Samuel Metham, the Homestead etc. contains.

0

2

0

One Close of Meadow called Seventeen Lands with their ends now all Inclosed.

3

2

11

One Close called the Meadow Close.

2

2

33

One Close of meadow called the Little Close being that part of Fisher Close next Narrow Lane and is about half the breadth of the part that goes higher into William Cliff's Close than the other part.


0


2


4

One piece of meadow called the Five Leys in the Sour Nook, and Mrs [Miss] Bainbrigg north, Mr Leek south.

0

3

7

Two leys on the Black Leys, James Martin east, Mrs [Miss] Bainbrigge west.

0

1

23

Two leys more on Black Leys, Mrs [Miss] Bainbrigg east and west.

0

2

5

One piece of meadow against the Meadow Close commonly called Broad Piece, Mr Leek north, Mr Foster south.


0


3


27

One piece of meadow against the Meadow Dike now called Little Briggs, Mrs [Miss] Bainbrigg north and Richard Glover south.


0


0


27

Willow Close and Fryer Tippetts, Robert Wheeler east, Town Dyke west

0

3

0

Two leys in Byard Stable, Mr Leek west

0

2

25

Two leys at the top of Broad piece butting on Moor Lane, James Martin north, Mr Foster south

0

1

35

Three leys more butting on the lane near Meadow Stile.

0

2

14

One ley in West Field butting on Watton Close west, a close of the Reverend Mr Laverack north.

0

0

26

Part of a close called Burrow Close.

2

1

8

One close of pasture called Watton Close.

7

2

12

The Old Orchard and Old Meadow now commonly called the Hop Yard.

3

0

0

The Bigger Moor Lane close, the Lane west.

1

2

7

The Lesser Moor Lane close, the Lane east.

0

3

6

One close called Needle House.

0

2

6

Two closes of pasture called Hawley Closes, the uppermost of which contains.

16

2

18

The Nethermost.

12

3

20

Straits Lane at the bottom of the last close being the road to Lambley.

0

2

16

The Upper Potter Hole Close - arable.

10

2

20

The Nether Potter Hole Close - pasture.

7

0

25

A siding under the last hedge of the Upper Close, the hedge west.

0

2

9


In the Nether Field





Ten Lands butting on Hawley Wood on the south and the highway to Lowdham on the north, Mrs Thorpe east, Mrs [Miss] Bainbrigg west.


3


3


35

Seven lands butting as before, Mrs [Miss] Bainbrigg east, Daniel Cliff west.

3

0

0

Nine lands butting as before, Mrs [Miss] Bainbrigg east.

4

0

20

Four Lands butting in Lowdham Field south, William Cliff west.

1

1

24

Six Lands on the Low Furlong butting on Woodborrow Mill Lane, Lord Howe east and James Martin West.

1

2

14

Eight Lands butting as before now enclosed and commonly called Water Gutter Close.

3

0

31

Two Gorbroads butting as before, Mrs [Miss] Bainbrigg east and west.

1

1

26

Seven Lands abutting on the headland north and on the highway to Lowdham south, William Cliffe east and west.


2


0


18

Two Lands in Shuttfield, Mrs [Miss] Bainbrigg east and west.

0

2

8

Their Hades at the bottom now enclosed and abutting upon the Town Street, Wooley Close west in the Moor Field.


0


1


0


In the Moor Field





Part of a Headland and one Land leading to Potter Hole Close, Mrs [Miss] Bainbrigg north, Robert Wheeler south.


0


1


9

Two Lands butting on Kirkstee furlong west and on John and Samuel Lees butts east, Mrs [Miss] Bainbrigg north and south.


0


1


38

One Land on Kirkstee furlong, Robert Wheeler north and south.

0

1

14

One headland and one Fellow on Kirkstee and crossing the Stint below, Mr Foster south.

1

0

28

Two butts butting on Moore Lane west, David Scothern north, James Martin south.

0

0

20

One Wong lying cross the Northdale, Mr Foster east, Robert Wheeler west.

3

1

22

Two Lands on Shelt Hill butting on Moor Lane east and on a headland of Nicholas Lees west, Richard Glover north and south.


0


1


19

Ten Lands butting on Grimesmoor north, now inclosed and known by the name of Copston Wong Close.

2

3

31

Two Lands above Egget Mear butting on Northdale south.

0

2

26

Two Lands butting as before, Mrs [Miss] Bainbrigg east, William Cliffe west.

0

2

7

Two broad lands butting as the last, Mrs [Miss] Bainbrigg east, William Cliffe west, Mrs Maurice.

1

0

2


In Hawley Field





Nine Lands lying together butting on Hawley Wood and on the highway to Lowdham north, David Scothern east, Samuel Hather west.


3


3


38

Two Lands on Hall Mear butting on Hawley Furlong south and on the highway north, The mear east Robert Wheeler west.


0


1


26

Two other Lands butting as before Samuel Hather east, William Cliffe west,

0

2

7

Three Lands on Crabtree Furlong, Mrs [Miss] Bainbrigg north and south.

1

0

24

Six Lands butting on Hawley Wood, commonly called the Short Sixes, Samuel Hather west.

2

0

34

Six other Lands on the same furlong commonly called the Long Sixes, Mrs [Miss] Bainbrigg east, David Scothern west.


3


0


21

Four Lands more at Burton Mear butting on Hawley, Robert Wheeler east, The Mear west.

1

2

7


Total acreage



127



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30

Terrier dated 28th July 1753 -  This is a copy of a terrier and Indenture of a lease between the Prebend of Woodborough, Robert Ayde and Robert Foster for the Nether Hall. There are three earlier indentures of Nether Hall dated 6th November 1666, 22nd October 1716 and 14th August 1751.


“A true and perfect terrier and actual survey of all the lands belonging to the Prebend of Woodborrow late in the possession of Mr Samuel Foster and now of Robert Foster Esq, to which this Indenture of Lease refers.


Glossary for the above Terrier


Gorbroad

The widest strips in a Gore where the field narrows to a triangular shape.

Stint/stinting

A portion of the common meadow set apart for the use of one person.

Hade

Headland.

Wong

A field, a meadow, low lying land often marshy.

Butt

A narrow detached strip of land abutting on a boundary or short ridges of land of unequal length, often at right angles to the other ridges in the field.

Meer/Mear

A boundary limit, a landmark, or a balk or strip of grass left as a boundary in the common fields, or a grass road or a private carriage road between two estates or grounds.

Land

A strip or selion in an open field.

Headland

The piece at each end of a land or selion on which the ox or horse team used to turn round.



Tithes of all the above mentioned lands and premises beside the tithes of four oxgangs of land in Woodborrow aforesaid. There is also belonging to the said Prebend two pieces of waste ground, one commonly called or known by the name of Fox Wood and the other Grimesmoor.


Note: Of added interest is the fact that the Terrier was drawn up in 1753 and the open fields in the Terrier were later enclosed by the Woodborough Enclosure Act 1795.


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