Printed map of Laxton, Nottinghamshire, showing the location of monuments and listed buildings, 1989

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one item:

Printed map centred on the parish of Laxton, based on Ordnance Survey 1:10000 sheet, and with inset showing the centre of the village based on Ordnance Survey 1:2500 sheet; the map has been annotated to show the parish boundary, areas in the Thoresby Estate and the Crown estate, and the location of various monuments and buildings as follows: Scheduled Ancient Monuments 4098, 4158, 4160 and 4162; Monuments Not Scheduled 4159, 4161, 4163 and 4165; and Listed Buildings 4/36, 4/37 and 4/41 - 4/54.

Administrative / Biographical History

Laxton in Nottinghamshire is famous for being the last English village to operate the open field system of farming. The Earls Manvers managed the Manor of Laxton until 1952 when Gervas Evelyn Pierrepont, 6th Earl Manvers, sold the Laxton estate to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. The estate has been in the hands of the Crown Estate Commissioners since 1981.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all readers.

Other Finding Aids

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

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Conditions Governing Use

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. The original Ordnance Survey map used as the basis for this map is Crown Copyright and was used under licence.

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Custodial History

This map was acquired by the Department of Manuscripts, The University of Nottingham, in 1989, from a member of the Nottinghamshire Building Preservation Trust Ltd.

Related Material

Material relating to Laxton in the Manvers collection (Ma), documenting its ownership by the Thoresby Estate.