Archaeology information

Archaeology is the study of past people and civilisations through their artefacts, inscriptions, monuments, buildings and other remains. Bassetlaw has a rich archaeological record which allows us to understand our ancestors over the last 10,000 years. 

Some archaeological sites are acknowledged as being of national importance and have been classed as Scheduled Ancient Monuments. Other sites, that are known about are recorded on the Nottinghamshire Sites and Monuments Record (SMR) (external link). The SMR contains information on sites and finds of archaeological interest of all periods, from Palaeolithic to World War II, and of all types from single finds to large industrial complexes.

The Sites and Monuments Record (external link) is held at Nottinghamshire County Council. The archaeologists at Nottinghamshire County Council provide specialist advise to the District Planning authority when it has been identified that there are archaeological considerations as part of planning applications.

If you would like further advice about archaeology in Bassetlaw or would like to consult the Sites and Monuments Record then please contact:

  • Address: Conservation Team, Nottinghamshire County Council, Trent Bridge House, Fox Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6BJ
  • Telephone: 0300 500 80 80
  • Email:

Last Updated on Thursday, June 1, 2023