The pictures were taken during August 2003.
- Pictures now back on line with apologies for the downtime which was due to WRC having reached our web-space limitation. Feb 07.
Wollaton Hall. The Willoughby's who owned the Hall and much of the surrounding coal producing land were Beaumont's partners at the time the waggonway was constructed.At the same location but looking east instead of accross the Deer Park. These earthworks possibly formed a coal storage and distribution stockade within the Willoughby Estate. It is not known if this is the location where the Nottingham merchants bought the coal brought down the Waggonway although such trade was carried out "at the rayles end".Looking south down the Old Coach Road towards the Wollaton Park & Hall. This is the current favourite for the former alignment of the waggonway. As the route is unconfirmed it is not known if it reached as far as the modern T junction.Looking north up the Old Coach Road towards Strelley.Oak trees - At this point on the alignment the size of a few oak trees on the western side indicate that, whether or not, this was the waggonway alignment there has probably been some form of boundary alignment for several centuries along this edge line.The alignment continues for a distance north westwards as a footpath and then within a new housing estate before eventually disappearing under modern housing developments.
Additional waggonway alignments in the area?Research is continuing into several further features in the area which indicate a probability that other waggonways were also, subsequently, built. As an example of such a feature this photograph shows the substantial cutting through the sandstone ridge on Moor Lane at Bramcote.