- Foreword by
Myles Thoroton Hildyard, President of the Thoroton Society
- Introduction: County History and County History Societies by John Beckett
- Dr Robert Thoroton and the Antiquities of Nottinghamshire (1677) by Adrian Henstock
- Nottinghamshire Historical Writing, 1677-1997 by Adrian Henstock
- The Thoroton Society by Neville Hoskins
- Conclusion by John Beckett
- Appendix compiled by Geoffrey Oldfield.