1750, Wollaton: Early Maps of Wollaton

Wollaton, November 15th 1753

This map piece came from the map survey written by Thomas Chapman sometime in the 1750s. Its shows the  Nottingham canal plus the Bilborough Arm going to Bilborough coal wharf, which was  in shepperds wood and Robinswood. It even shows the nature reserve of “st martins pond” which is still there today.


Map of Wollaton 1750s- Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

The road from Nottingham to Ilkeston is visible in the centre of the picture running right to left over the canal bridge, (Wollaton Bridge). Also shown is the Browns Woodyard which had been there for centuries.


Sandersons 1835- Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

Looking carefully one can see three coachways leading away from Wollaton road , one opposite the hall gardens became Old Coach Road going past Old park farm and on to Strelley village. Again leading off this one is the coach road to Aspley Hall, the last is at the side of Wollaton bridge and leads to Strelley lane and into Strelley.


Chapman 1774- Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

Map of 1774 again highlighting the site of the Kings Head public House on the main road between Nottingham and Ilkeston. On the site now, is another public house called the “Roebuck” renamed after the “the Deep Cellar” was altered.


Article originally published by Peter Woodward of My Broxtowe Hundred Journal Website. 


About nottinghamhiddenhistoryteam

Originally formed in 1965 to try to save or at least record before destruction the cave sites continually discovered during the major redevelopment of the City that took place in Nottingham in the 1960′s. Almost every day new sites were unearthed and destroyed before anyone was notified; last thing they wanted was someone telling them to stop what they were doing; TIME is MONEY. The word HIDDEN in the Team’s title is because a lot of what was being invisibly lost in the redevelopment was our early history in the caves, they are under most, if now all, of Nottingham. In the 80’s and 90’s the Team conducted with the help of Dr Robert Morrell and Syd Henley, research and work on Nottingham’s history, folklore and local archaeology. The Team published quarterly magazines on their findings. The Team lapsed for a few years after the death of Paul Nix who was the team leader for thirty plus years. The Team has reformed and is now back working on Nottingham local history. On this blog you will find a series of history, folklore and archaeological related articles and information. Most of the material published will be specifically related to Nottingham/shire local history.
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