Sherwood Hall was a large country house that once stood on the land where Samworth Academy and Abbey School (in the process of being built) are now situated.
Early adverts such as those below give us a taste of what life was like in the ‘good old days’
This advert appeared in the Mansfield Reporter 22nd March 1867.
William Wilson was known to be the tenant of Sherwood Hall and leased Newlands Farm from 1833/4 to 1867. Another newspaper snippet from the Midland Gazette 27th August 1859 states:
On Monday evening last, W Wilson Esq., of Sherwood Hall. Mansfield, having concluded his harvest operations, gave the whole of his workpeople an excellent tea, with plum cake etc. About 100 were present.