Each sheet bears the name of a parish and responses to numbered questions. There is no record ofthe questions themselves, but they can be reconstructed from the replies as follows: 1. Are thetithes appropriated? 2. With what is the church endowed? 3. Has there been any augmentation to thebenefice? 4. When was the church founded? (before or after the Reformation) 5. Has there been anyunion with another church, or dismembering of the benefice? 6. Is there a library? 7.What is theyearly value of the benefice? 8.To whom does the advowson belong? 9.Is it conomical with any otherplace [has the same name]? 10.In which county, Archdeaconry, Deanery or Peculiar is it, and is ittaken notice of in the Valor Beneficiorum?
The parishes included are: Adbolton, Averham, Balderton, Barnby in the Willows, Basford, Bingham,Blyth, Broughton, Coddington, Burton Joyce, Car Colston, Clarborough, East Retford, Colston Bassett,Costock, Eaton, Edwalton, Colwick, Eastwood, East Stoke, Egmanton, Gamston, Elston, Bunny, Everton,Flawborough, Gedling, Eaton, Oxton, Kelham, Greasley, Gringley, Grove, Hargrave, Headon, Hickling,Hucknall, Kirton, Kingston, Langar, Laxton, Mansfield, Marnham, Mattersey, Morton, Leake,Willoughby, Linby, Collingham, North and South Leverton, North Wheatley, Radcliffe,
Nottingham, Nuthall, Ordsall, Ruddington, Ragnall, Rampton, Scrooby, Norwell, Elton, Whatton,Weston, Rolleston, Plumtree, Selston, Shelford, Wysall, Walkeringham, Southwell, Stanford, Staunton,Sutton in Ashfield, Upton, Sutton cum Lound, Sutton on Trent, Thorney, Thorpe, Tollerton, Tuxford,Walesby and Syerston.