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Woodborough, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Woodborough, a parish, with a straggling village, in Notts, 3 miles WNW of Lowdham station on the M.R., and 7½ NE of Nottingham. It has a post office under Nottingham; money order office, Epperstone; telegraph office, Lowdham. Acreage, 1945; population, 768. Woodborough Hall was purchased of the Parkyns by Mr C. H. Hill in 1895. A Roman settlement was here. Framework knitting and brickmaking are carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £250 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Manchester. The church is chiefly in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and an embattled western tower, and was restored in 1893; it has a Norman doorway and font. There are Baptist, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels, an endowed school, a cemetery formed in 1879, and some charities.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNottinghamshire 
Ecclesiastical parishWoodborough St. Swithin 
Poor Law unionBasford 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Nottinghamshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Nottinghamshire 1569 & 1614 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG14
Post TownNottingham