Reports from the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England on listed ancient monuments in Nottinghamshire, c.1950

Scope and Content

This small collection comprises surveys of listed ancient monuments for Nottinghamshire, made up of a series of pro-forma sheets, with either handwritten or typescript entries. A section of the relevant Ordnance Survey map accompanies most sheets, with the monument outlined in red and numbered, and nearby monuments outlined in black and numbered.

Each proforma sheet contains the following sections: county; name of monument; parish; local authority; county number of monument; Ordnance Survey 6 inch sheet number; name and address of owner; short description of monument and its condition; and references to principal works dealing with the monument.

The numerical sequence is not complete. The monuments referred to are County Numbers 12A, 13, 21-23, 25-36, 38A, 38B, 40, 42-49, 51-53, 55-61, 63-67, 96-97 and 99-103 (principally medieval buildings and earthworths).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England was set up to compile and assess, curate and make available the national record of England's ancient monuments and historic buildings for the use of individuals and bodies concerned with understanding, interpreting and managing the historic environment. In 1999, the Royal Commission merged with English Heritage. Since 2015, details of monuments have been held by the Historic England Archive.


Documents are listed by Monument number.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all readers.

Other Finding Aids

Copyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus:

Typescript Catalogue to item level, 3 pp

At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew:

Typescript Catalogue to item level, 3 pp


Catalogue accessible from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Conditions Governing Use

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.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 Manuscripts and Special Collections (email

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

Custodial History

The documents have been held by the University Library since 1981 as part of the Thoroton Society Library.

Geographical Names