Budby - An Introduction

Photo:Model housing at Budby

Model housing at Budby

Some descriptions of the village from early county histories and guide books

The village of BUDBY.... lies within the King's great Manor of Mansfield, [and] is situate at the south west comer of Thoresby Park, under a thickly wooded aclivity with the river Meden gently flowing past.

This village belongs solely to Lord Manvers, and is looked upon as the very model of village comfort and beauty, and in truth it well deserves the celebrity.

The cottages are all built in the Swiss or Gothic style, and every attention must have been paid to the picturesque in their erection. The neat and luxuriant gardens with which they are surrounded, combine to make this pretty little town all that the most romantic and fastidious taste could wish.

From ANON A Visit to Sherwood Forest (Mansfield: Collinson, 1850) p.81


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