Stinting Lane, Forest Town

Photo:Section of Sanderson's Map 1835 - 25 Miles Round Mansfield. Stinting Lane is marked in green.

Section of Sanderson's Map 1835 - 25 Miles Round Mansfield. Stinting Lane is marked in green.

M & P Marples

Photo:February 2011

February 2011

M & P Marples

Photo:February 2011

February 2011

M & P Marples

Photo:February 2011

February 2011

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Photo:February 2007

February 2007

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Photo:February 2007

February 2007

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Photo:February 2011

February 2011

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Ancient Track Way

By Pauline Marples

 

 

Stinting Lane is an ancient track way between Old Mill Lane and New Mill Lane at Forest Town and can be found on maps dating back to 1835 and possibly earlier.

 

 

Up until the early 1900's the area came under the parish of Mansfield Woodhouse, the area was surrounded by fields and roads were unmade.

 

 

It is believed that Stinting Lane is so called because cattle could be led along the lane to pasture (stint) in the surrounding fields and grassland.

 

 

A walk along this lane can be enjoyed at all times of the year.

 

Evidence of ancient hedgerows can be discovered, along with various aspects of wildlife and nature.

 

In the summer Stinting Lane is dominantly green with trees, hedgerows, grasses, and bracken, and it is surmised this is why many local people refer to it as 'Greeny Lane.'

Unfortunately sometimes there are piles of rubbish placed there by people who prefer fly tipping to enjoying the pleasure of the countryside.

 

 

There are still wonderful views over the surrounding country side, however some of this is now disappearing as housing estates are being built.

 

 

In any area of built up housing it is good to have places where people can walk and take a step back into history, away from the noise of traffic on busy roads.

Stinting Lane is such a place - discover it and enjoy it.!

This page was added on 04/02/2012.
Comments about this page

Thank you so much for compiling and uploading this page, and of course for sharing your photographs of, and your obvious affection for, this ancient track way in our very own Forest Town!

By Shlomo and Lorraine Dowen
On 08/02/2012

The word "Stint" also was used to relate to the workings of old colliers below ground when holing out, undercutting etc in the old days. Their particular cut, or area of work, measured or otherwise I'm not sure, was referred to as a "Stint",stinting out etc etc. Most of our language, slang, vernacular and otherwise seems to come from,and relate to what we did for a living,and seems to linger long in the memory and travel from county to county.

By John.
On 28/02/2013

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