Daybrook was a hamlet on the Nottingham to Mansfield road, which became a toll road in 1787. It had places where travellers could stay and the coaches could replace horses, The Old Spot public house (recently renamed The Cooper’s Brook) is a surviving example of a coaching inn. The Davison and Hawksley worsted mill first brought industry to the area, the growth of Morley’s textile factory, Home Brewery and Daybrook laundry bringing further industrialisation. Daybrook subsequently became an industrial and residential suburb within Arnold Urban District.