A collection of manuscript maps and plans of Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire,1719-1840

Scope and Content

The collection comprises:

  • Maps of Blyth, Nottinghamshire, c.1819-1828 (Sp 1-5);
  • Maps of Styrrup, Oldcotes, Torworth and Bilby, Nottinghamshire, c.1805-1882 (Sp 6-8);
  • Map of Trent Valley, 1769 (Sp 9);
  • Plans of land in Yorkshire, c.1738 (Sp 10-11);
  • Quietus to Issac Knight, sheriff of Nottinghamshire, 1719 (Sp 12).


The collection has been divided into five series, defined by document type and subject.

Access Information

ACCESS: Accessible to all registered readers.

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Other Finding Aids

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

  • In the reading room of the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections: Typescript Catalogue 3pp
  • At the National Register of Archives, London: Typescript Catalogue 3pp

Conditions Governing Use

COPYRIGHT: Permission to make published use of any material from this collection must be soughtin advance in writing from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections(email mss-library@nottingham.ac.uk). TheDepartment will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but this can be difficult and theresponsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the person wishingto publish.


Custodial History

The collection was purchased by University College Nottingham in October 1946 at the sale of contents from Cuckney House in Cuckney, Nottinghamshire. The sale was ordered by Mrs. T. Warner Turner, arranged by Henry Spencer and Sons (auctioneers), and described in a sale catalogue (East Midlands Collection: Pamphlet Not 109 D64 HOU). The resident of Cuckney House in 1941 was Major Douglas W. Turner, Justice of the Peace. The two plans of Yorkshire (Sp 10 and 11) were drawn by F.J. Turner.

The provenance of the collection prior to it being in the hands of the Turner family and its saleto the University is not known. The collection has been known in The University of Nottingham'sDepartment of Manuscripts and Special Collections as the 'Spencer of Cuckney House' collection.