Useful Links

Listed Buildings At Risk

Government Departments and Nottinghamshire County Council

Designated Heritage Assets

  • Magic - The first web-based interactive map to bring together geographic information on key environmental schemes and designations in one place.

Historic Photographs

Historic Maps

  • Nottinghamshire Archives – Contains most of Bassetlaw’s tithe maps, enclosure maps, estate maps, Ordnance Survey maps and others.
  • Old Maps – Historical map archive covering England, Wales and Scotland.
  • Old Maps Online – Various historic maps, including the c1840 County Series Nottinghamshire map.
  • Retford Library – Holds paper copies of various historical maps of the Retford area.
  • Worksop Library – Holds paper copies of various historical maps of the Worksop area (including the 1865 Gas Maps).

Archives, Historic Information and Research

  • Bassetlaw Museum – Archives include a large collection of late-19th/early-20th century building plans from across the entire district (please contact the museum for further information).
  • Nottinghamshire Archives – The county’s main archive, containing historic maps and plans, court records, parish records, ecclesiastical records, school records and District/ Borough/County Council records.
  • Nottinghamshire History – A vast source of books and articles on the history of the County, covering many of Bassetlaw’s settlements.
  • Retford Library – Extensive archive of maps, books, articles and photographs.
  • Worksop Library – Extensive archive of maps, books, articles, photographs and 19th & 20th century local newspapers.
  • British Library – Vast online resource, including extensive catalogues of locally-significant manuscripts and other material. Also includes fully searchable archive of local 19th century newspapers - Nottinghamshire Libraries login details required).
  • Sheffield City Archives – Extensive collection of material relating to Nottinghamshire, including the Arundel Castle Manuscripts (Dukes of Norfolk).
  • National Archives – Catalogues most resources held within official town, city and county archives (including Nottinghamshire).

Local History Societies

  • The Thoroton Society – Nottinghamshire’s principal historical and archaeological society, established in 1897

National heritage groups, societies and funding sources:

Conservation Trade Links:

  • AABC – Register of Architects Accredited in Building Conservation.
  • Heritage Skills Hub - A not-for-profit Community Interest Company, set up to promote and support traditional building skills.
  • SALVO – Architectural salvage and antiques directory. 
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