Bulwell, July 30th 1931
When the lands of William Peveril were confiscated by the Crown, and in the time of Henry ll, he granted Stephen Cutts the Manor of Bulwell. When his daughter married Reymund de Burgarvell, Bulwell was passed to him until he died then it seemed to pass back to the Crown. It was then granted to John le Charer, and Richard Morell. A part of Bulwell that they held was within the bounds of the forest.
Bulwell Wood in the 26th year of Edward 1st reign, he did grant that Philip Willoughby, Clark, eighty acres of land to enclose with a ditch and pay yearly the sum of 26s.8d for ever, for his services to the crown.
In this very large village, there seemed to be lots of employment as there were extensive lime works, and places for printing and bleaching cotton. The church over looks the village on very high ground and is dedicated to St Mary. The Incumbent was the Rev Godfrey Wentworth Esq in 1771.
Near a farm owned by a farmer called Freeman was where John Newton built his wonderful hall. It was called by some “Pye-wipe-hall”, but by himself and others Bull-well Hall.
The photo above is taken looking along Quarry Road towards the market about 1930. Markets were held in the village square where local traders would sell their wares.
Article originally published by Peter Woodward of My Broxtowe Hundred Journal Website.