Useful links to conservation and heritage - Historic Maps / Archives, Historic Information and Research

Historic Maps

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

Archives, Historic Information and Research

  • Bassetlaw Museum (external link) – 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 (external link) – The county’s main archive, containing historic maps and plans, court records, parish records, ecclesiastical records, school records and District/ Borough/County Council records.
  • University of Nottingham (Manuscripts and Special Collections) (external link) – Large archive of material including manuscripts, maps, ecclesiastical records, manorial records and estate records of some of Nottinghamshire’s leading families.
  • Nottinghamshire History (external link) – A vast source of books and articles on the history of the County, covering many of Bassetlaw’s settlements.
  • The Nottinghamshire Heritage Gateway (external link) – A guide to heritage resources within the county.
  • Retford Library (external link) – Extensive archive of maps, books, articles and photographs.
  • Worksop Library (external link) – Extensive archive of maps, books, articles, photographs and 19th & 20th century local newspapers.
  • British Library (external link) – Vast online resource, including extensive catalogues of locally-significant manuscripts and other material. Also includes fully searchable archive of local 19th century newspapers (external link) - Nottinghamshire Libraries login details required).
  • Sheffield City Archives (external link) – Extensive collection of material relating to Nottinghamshire, including the Arundel Castle Manuscripts (Dukes of Norfolk).
  • Doncaster Archives & Local Studies (external link) – Archive material relating to the North Nottinghamshire/Yorkshire border area.
  • Rotherham Archives & Local Studies Service (external link) – Archive material relating to the North Nottinghamshire/Yorkshire border area.
  • Derbyshire Record Office (external link) – Archive material relating to the North Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border area.
  • National Archives (external link) – Catalogues most resources held within official town, city and county archives (including Nottinghamshire).

 

 


Last Updated on Thursday, September 10, 2020