Bulwell village: Through Bulwell with James a Friend

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.

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Bulwell Bogs 1902- Photo Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

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.

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Main Street- Photo Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

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.

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Quarry Road- Photo Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

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. 

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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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