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.
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.
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.
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.