Thoroton Society Record Series

The Society publishes as an occasional series editions of historical documents relating to Nottinghamshire which are of outstanding local or national importance. These comprise transcripts of the original texts together with learned introductions by specialist editors.

Subscriptions to the Record Series are additional to those for the main Society, and details may be found under About the Society.

Editorial enquires should be addressed to the Honorary General Editor Adrian Henstock (e-mail: adrian@henstock1642.fsworld.co.uk ).

Forthcoming publications

The following editions are currently under active preparation:

  1. The estate maps drawn by the surveyor William Senior between 1600 and 1640 for the two Cavendish cousins, the Earl of Newcastle and the Earl of Devonshire, photographed from the originals held at Welbeck Abbey and at Chatsworth House. These comprise over 130 superb full colour maps of the families’ estates, mainly in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire but with others in Staffordshire, Northumberland, and other counties. The edition will be on CD but with a printed editorial introduction.
  2. The estate and household accounts of Henry, 2nd Duke of Newcastle, compiled by his steward Thomas Farr, 1676-91, illuminating the lifestyle of his great houses of Welbeck Abbey and Nottingham Castle.
  3. A Gazetteer and History of Lost Churches and Chapels in Nottinghamshire.

List of back Record Series publications

Forty-six volumes have been published since 1903:

Ordering Record Series publications

See the Ordering Thoroton Society publications page for information on purchasing Record Series back volumes.