Collection of Printed 'Particulars of Sale' for Properties in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, 1796-1865

Scope and Content

The majority of these printed 'Particulars of Sale' refer to a number of parishes around Newark upon Trent, Nottinghamshire, but the collection also includes property within Newark itself and in the city of Nottingham. Of special interest are the records of sale of land and property in the open-field parishes of Laxton (and Moorhouse) and Egmanton, Nottinghamshire, and the immediate pre- and post-enclosure sales in Nottingham. Several of the Nottingham examples include detailed plans. Some of the Particulars refer to substantial agricultural estates and give details of tenants and acreages, but others describe commercial properties, such as a blacksmith's shop in Beeston.

Administrative / Biographical History

This artificial collection brings together twenty-three specimens of 'Particulars of Sale', prepared between 1796 and 1865 on behalf of a variety of Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire estates.


Items are listed alphabetically by location of property.

Access Information

ACCESS: Accessible to all registered readers.

REPROGRAPHIC: Photocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.

Other Finding Aids

NOTE: Copyright on all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

  • In the Reading Room, University of Nottingham Library: Typescript Catalogue to item level, 20 pp
  • At the National Register of Archives, London: Typescript Catalogue to item level, 20 pp

Conditions Governing Use

COPYRIGHT: Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email ). The Department will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but the responsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the reader.

LANGUAGE: English.

Custodial History

The items in this collection were acquired by the University Library in the 1940s.