I found your forum through searches for info on Bramcote Moor Lane cut-through (posted 2011) and 6 years later I don't think we are any the wiser. The con- census then was that the roadway had to be cut through to level the gradient for horse and cart transport of coal and such to the turnpike road (A52) at Bramcote . It was said that the mineral rights belonged to the Willoughbys of Wollaton Hall and so supposedly they claimed the excavated stone. Perhaps they needed a local source for building stone and this cut-through solved two aims ???