This is a small collection which reflects both the rural and urban nature of the Worksop estate. There are papers relating to individual farms, including an extensive series of correspondence recording a dispute over land and tenant right at Bridge House Farm, occupied by Joseph Beard. Another significant series relates to the break up of the Steetley Magnesia Works. Other correspondence covers subjects such as water supply, estate boundaries, local rates, telegraph and telephone communications etc, and is mostly with Joel Haslam, the Duke of Newcastle's receiver and agent. The collection includes a number of maps and plans. These reflect both individual properties and the estate as a whole, as well as features such as sewers, river banks and the like.
Issues of urban development are also illustrated, with the collection containing papers relating to the maintenance and building of roads, drainage, lighting and even proposals for a new cemetery. The ultimate disposal of the estate is recorded through sale particulars dating between 1890 and 1904.