Research papers compiled by T. H. Rickman regarding Knighthorpe Hall, Loughborough,Leicestershire, 1964-1967

Scope and Content

The collection primarily contains manuscript and typescript notes made by T.H. Rickman relatingto Knighthorpe Hall, Loughborough, Leicestershire and the barn and stable at the hall. The notesformed the basis of his illustrated articles in the 'Bulletin of the Loughborough and DistrictArchaeological Society', 1966. The collection also contains letters (1964-1967) regarding thearticles sent to Rickman by Brian Williams of Loughborough (excavations advisor for the Society atthe time), and John T. Smith of Potters Bar, Hertfordshire (of the Royal Commission on HistoricalMonuments). Draft replies by Rickman to Smith are enclosed. Included with the collection are sevensketch drawings of the buildings, a copy of the published article, and a note.

Administrative / Biographical History

T.H. Rickman was a resident of Kegworth, Nottinghamshire with an interest in local history.


The collection has been divided into five sections consisting of typescript drafts,correspondence, drawings, copy of the article, and other papers.

Access Information

ACCESS: Accessible to all registered readers.


Other Finding Aids

  • This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on thedescription belongs to the University of Nottingham.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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 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 acquired by the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts andSpecial Collections in May 1988.


  • Rickman, T.H., 'The roof of Knighthorpe Hall' and 'The barn and stable at Knighthorpe Hall'in 'Bulletin of the Loughborough and District Archaeological Society' Volume 9 (1966)

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