Place:Nottinghamshire, England


NameNottinghamshire
Alt namesNottinghamsource: Family History Library Catalog
Nottssource: Wikipedia
NTTsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
TypeHistoric county, Administrative county, Modern county
Coordinates53.017°N 1°W
Located inEngland
Contained Places
Unknown
Oberton Manor
Borough
Mansfield ( 500 - )
Newark-on-Trent
Nottingham
Civil parish
Auckley ( - 1895 )
Bawtry
Finningley ( - 1974 )
Warsop
District municipality
Ashfield District ( 1974 - )
Bassetlaw District ( 1974 - )
Broxtowe District ( 1974 - )
Gedling District ( 1974 - )
Mansfield District ( 1974 - )
Newark District ( 1974 - )
Rushcliffe District ( 1974 - )
Sherwood District ( 1974 - )
Inhabited place
Adbolton
Alverton
Arnold
Aslockton
Attenborough
Balderton
Barton in Fabis
Basford
Bawtry
Beeston
Bingham
Bircotes
Bleasby
Blidworth
Blyth
Boughton
Bradmore
Bramcote
Brinsley
Bunny
Burton Joyce
Calverton
Car Colston
Carlton
Chilwell
Cinderhill
Clifton
Colwick
Cotgrave
Cuckney
Darlton
East Bridgford
East Leake
East Markham
East Retford
Eastwood
Edwinstowe
Elkesley
Farndon
Finningley ( - 1974 )
Flintham
Gamston
Gotham
Harby
Harworth
Hawton
Holme Pierrepont
Hucknall
Huthwaite
Jacksdale
Keyworth
Kimberley
Kingston on Soar
Kirkby-in-Ashfield
Langar
Long Eaton
Lowdham
Mansfield Woodhouse
Mansfield ( 500 - )
Manton
Market Warsop
Misterton
Newark-on-Trent
Newstead
Normanton on Soar
North Leverton with Habblesthorpe
North Muskham
Norton Disney
Nottingham
Ollerton and Broughton
Ollerton
Papplewick
Pentrich
Radcliffe on Trent
Rainworth
Rampton
Ratcliffe-on-Soar
Ravenshead
Redhill
Rempstone
Ruddington
Scrooby
Selston
Southwell
Spion Kop
Stanford on Soar
Stapleford
Stoke Bardolph
Sutton Bonington
Sutton on Trent
Sutton-in-Ashfield
Tollerton
Toton
Tuxford
Wellow
West Bridgford
West Leake
Wollaton
Worksop
Zouch
Parish
Colston Bassett
East Stoke
North Muskham
Rural district
Basford Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Bingham Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Blyth and Cuckney Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
East Retford Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Leake Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Misterton Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Newark Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Nottingham Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Skegby Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Southwell Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Stapleford Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Worksop Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Suburb
Basford
Unitary authority
Nottingham
Unknown
Annesley
Applethorpe
Askham
Averham
Awsworth
Babworth
Barnby-Moor
Barnby-in-the-Willows
Bathley
Beckingham
Beggarlee
Besthorpe
Bestwood Park
Bevercoates
Bilborough
Bilsthorpe
Bole
Bothamsall
Brewhouse-Yard
Broadholme
Broughton-Sulney
Broxtow
Budby
Bulcote
Bulwell
Carburton
Carlton-in-Lindrick
Carlton-upon-Trent
Carrington
Caunton
Caythorpe
Clarborough
Clayworth
Clifton-with-Glapton
Clipstone (near Mansfield)
Clipstone (near Nottingham)
Coddington
Cossall
Costock
Cotham
Cottam
Cromwell
Cropwell-Bishop
Cropwell-Butler
Dunham
Eakring
East Drayton
Eaton
Edingley
Edwalton
Egmanton
Elksley
Elston
Elton
Epperstone
Everton
Farnsfield
Felley
Fiskerton
Flawborough
Fledborough
Fulwood
Girton
Gonalstone
Granby
Grassthorpe
Greasley
Gringley-on-the-Hill
Grove
Gunthorpe
Halam
Halloughton
Haughton
Hawksworth
Hayton
Haywood-Oaks
Headon
Hickling
Hockerton
Hodsock
Holbeck
Holme
Holme-Lane
Hoveringham
Hucknall-under-Huthwaite
Hyson-Green
Kelham
Kersall
Kilvington
Kingston-upon-Soar
Kinoulton
Kirkby-Folly
Kirklington
Kirkton
Kneesal
Kneeton
Lambley
Laneham
Langford
Langley-Mill
Langwith
Laxton
Lenton
Linby
Lindhurst
Little Carlton
Littleborough
Lodge-on-the-Wolds
Lound
Maplebeck
Marnham
Mattersey
Mering
Misson
Morton
New Basford
Newthorpe
Normanton-on-the-Wolds
Normanton-upon-Soar
Normanton-upon-Trent
North Clifton
North Collingham
North Leverton
North Wheatley
Norton
Norwell
Norwell-Woodhouse
Nuthall
Old Cotes
Ompton
Ordsall
Orston
Ossington
Owthorpe
Oxton
Park-Leys
Perlethorpe
Plumtree
Portland Row
Radford
Ragnall
Ranskill
Rolleston
Rufford
Saundby
Saxondale
Scaftworth
Scarrington
Screveton
Shelford
Shelton
Sherwood Forest
Sibthorpe
Skegby
Snenton
Sokeholme
South Clifton
South Collingham
South Leverton
South Muskham
South Scarle
South Wheatley
Spalford
Stanford-upon-Soar
Stanton Hill
Stanton-on-the-Wolds
Staunton
Staythorpe
Stokeham
Stragglethorpe
Strelley
Sturton
Styrrup
Sutton
Sutton-Bonnington
Sutton-cum-Lound
Sutton-upon-Trent
Syerston
Teversall
Thorney
Thoroton
Thorpe
Thorpe-Bochart
Thrumpton
Thurgarton
Tithby
Torworth
Treswell
Trowell
Tythby
Underwood
Upton
Walesby
Walkeringham
Wallingwells
Welbeck
West Burton
West Drayton
West Markham
West Retford
West Stockwith
Weston
Whatton
Widmerpool
Wiggesley
Wilford
Willoughby-on-the-Wolds
Winkbourne
Winthorpe
Wiverton Hall
Woodborough
Woodhouse-Hall
Wyeston
Wysall
Urban district
Arnold
Beeston
Carlton
East Retford
Eastwood
Hucknall
Kirkby-in-Ashfield
Mansfield Woodhouse
Sutton-in-Ashfield
Warsop
West Bridgford
Worksop
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Nottinghamshire (pronounced or /ˈnɒtɪŋəmˌʃɪə/ (American/Irish pronunciation – or ); abbreviated Notts) is a county in the East Midlands of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west. The traditional county town is Nottingham, though the county council is based in West Bridgford in the borough of Rushcliffe, at a site facing Nottingham over the River Trent.

The districts of Nottinghamshire are Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood, and Rushcliffe. The City of Nottingham was administratively part of Nottinghamshire between 1974 and 1998 but is now a unitary authority, remaining part of Nottinghamshire for ceremonial purposes.

As of 2011 the county is estimated to have a population of 785,800. Over half of the population of the county live in the Greater Nottingham conurbation (which continues into Derbyshire). The conurbation has a population of about 650,000, though less than half live within the city boundaries.

History

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Nottinghamshire lies on the Roman Fosse Way, and there are Roman settlements in the county, for example at Mansfield. The county was settled by Angles around the 5th century, and became part of the Kingdom, and later Earldom, of Mercia. However, there is evidence of Saxon settlement at Oxton, near Nottingham, and Tuxford, east of Sherwood Forest. The name first occurs in 1016, but until 1568 the county was administratively united with Derbyshire, under a single Sheriff. In Norman times the county developed malting and woollen industries. During the industrial revolution canals and railways came to the county, and the lace and cotton industries grew. In the 19th century collieries opened and mining became an important economic sector, though these declined after the 1984-5 miners' strike.

Until 1610, Nottinghamshire was divided into eight Wapentakes. Sometime between 1610 and 1719 they were reduced to six – Newark, Bassetlaw, Thurgarton, Rushcliffe, Broxtowe and Bingham, some of these names still being used for the modern districts. Oswaldbeck was absorbed in Bassetlaw, of which it forms the North Clay division, and Lythe in Thurgarton.

Nottinghamshire is famous for its involvement with the legend of Robin Hood. This is also the reason for the numbers of tourists who visit places like Sherwood Forest, City of Nottingham and the surrounding villages in Sherwood Forest. To reinforce the Robin Hood connection, the University of Nottingham in 2010 has begun the Nottingham Caves Survey with the goal "to increase the tourist potential of these sites". The project "will use a 3D laser scanner to produce a three dimensional record of more than 450 sandstone caves around Nottingham".

Nottinghamshire was mapped first by Christopher Saxton in 1576, the first fully surveyed map of the county was by John Chapman who produced Chapman's Map of Nottinghamshire in 1774. The map was the earliest printed map at a sufficiently useful scale (one statute mile to one inch) to provide basic information on village layout and the existence of landscape features such as roads, milestones, tollbars, parkland and mills.

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