Deeds and documents relating to property in Stodman Street and St Mark's Lane, Newark, Nottinghamshire, 1880-1902

Scope and Content

This is a small collection of deeds relating to the commercial premises at 32 Stodman Street, Newark, Nottinghamshire. The collection begins with the lease of the property from the guardians of the 7th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne to John Crossley in 1880, and records two subsequent assignments of the lease, and the mortgage of the property in 1902.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Dukes of Newcastle under Lyne were Lords of the Manor of Newark in Nottinghamshire. They had a longstanding connection with the town, and were extremely influential there, dominating local politics from the early eighteenth century onwards. Though traditionally important landholders, under the 2nd Duke of Newcastle there was a significant consolidation of family property in Newark. By 1832, the 4th Duke was being described as 'principal owner' in the town.

The 2nd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne purchased properties in Stodman Street, Newark in 1768 and 1783 respectively. It is likely that in one of these purchases the premises at 32 Stodman Street were conveyed to him. By the turn of the twentieth century these premises were well established as a furniture showroom. Ultimately, the property passed to Marks and Spencer, whose Newark store has remained on the Stodman Street site.


The material is arranged in chronological order.

Access Information

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Other Finding Aids

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In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript catalogue, 6 pp

On the World Wide Web:

Online catalogue accessible through the Manuscripts and Special Collections website.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.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

Custodial History

The papers were acquired by the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in 1987.

Related Material

Newcastle (Clumber) Collection (reference: Ne)

Corporate Names