1923, August, 20th: Mr Wiloughby is having a Land sale.

Wollaton, March 16th 1925

Lord Willoughby is selling some of his lands in Bramcote, Wollaton, Bilborough, Trowell and Cossall. To to be precise he is selling 4023 acres, stretching from Derby Road to the boundary of Strelley and Bilborough. It also includes the Broxtowe Hall Farm, The home of Sir Hugh Willoughby the Famous explorer, who lived there in the 16th century.


Plots 346-347 c1923- Photo Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

This was a view of the building plots 346 and 347 which are adjacent to the Nottingham and Derby road.


Nottingham to Ilkeston Road- Photo Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

A view of the Nottingham to Ilkeston road before anything was built. This plot being 303 and facing Wollaton Park.


Nottingham to Ilkeston road- Photo Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

A view of the Nottingham to Ilkeston Road before anything was built. This plot being 261 and facing Wollaton Park gates. If you look into the trees you can see the lodge.


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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