Cattle Sale at Sherwood Hall

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.

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  • Hello Mark, please can you tell us where you discovered W Wilsons grave, it would be helpful for our Sherwood Hall project.

    By Pauline Marples (14/03/2020)
  • I found W. Wilson’s grave plot, fairly grand, of 1860s, it was my late father’s name, but having read the inscription I found it interesting, as I knew the Hill family who lived there at one stage, they were builders at Woodhouse.

    By Mark Wilson (13/03/2020)
  • Hello Tricia, if you can add any more information about Saville House School, I would be very interested. The Forest Town Heritage Group has an on-going project in conjunction with Abbey School looking at the history of the original Sherwood Hall, which as you say became Saville House School. Please add any information here or email me at

    By Pauline Marples (10/03/2016)
  • Sherwood  Hall was the home of Saville House School in the 1960s

    By Tricia Hall (08/03/2016)
  • Interesting article regarding the sale of livestock at Sherwood Hall.

    Correction about the site of Sherwood Hall. The Hall stood on the site of the private housing estate, the entrance to the hall , through two stone pillars, faced opposite Ellesmere Road. The land where Samworth Academy stands and where Sherwood Hall Girls School was located, use to be grassland attached to the Hall and used for grazing cattle. The Hall boundary finished  almost opposite Chadbourne Road. A fine stand of beech trees ran alongside Sherwood Hall road and on the opposite side of the road stood the gamekeepers cottage. All changed with the passage of time. 

    By Michael Parkin (24/07/2015)

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