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Collections and catalogues

Raleigh bicycle poster, 1950s [DD/RN/4/18/74]

Nottinghamshire Archives holds more than 4 million documents.

Documents are grouped together according to the person or organisation that created them. A group of documents is called a collection.

So that depositors, archives staff and researchers know what is held at the Archives, we compile lists or catalogues of the documents in each collection.

Summary guide to archive holdings

Each collection of documents held at Nottinghamshire Archives is grouped together into one of 20 archive groups.

Court recordsC15th century - 20th century
Deposited documentsDD, M12th century - 20th century
District and Borough Council recordsDC1894 - 1974 (some earlier)
Enclosure awardsEA18th century - 19th century
Maps and plansVarious16th century - 20th century
Non-conformist recordsNC17th century - 20th century
Nottingham City Council recordsCA12th century - 20th century
Nottinghamshire County Council recordsCC1889 - 1974
Ordnance Survey mapsOSc 1830 - c 1940
Parish Council recordsPaCfrom 1894
Parish recordsPR16th century - 20th century
Prints and illustrationsX/PR17th century - 20th century
Probate recordsP16th century - 20th century
School recordsS19th century - 20th century (some earlier)
Semi-official recordsSO16th century - 20th century
Southwell Chapter recordsSC12th century - 19th century
Southwell Diocesan recordsDRfrom 1884 (some earlier)
Tithe awardsAT1836 - c 1850


New additions

Nottinghamshire Archives regularly receives new acquisitions of material throughout the year.

Online catalogue

A selection of our catalogues can now be searched online. To find out more and to start searching visit the Nottinghamshire Archives Worldwide website: nawcat.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/.

Only a small selection of our holdings are listed on the site. Find out which records are currently available in the online cataloguePlease note: no images of records appear in the catalogue.

If you find a description in which you are interested, you can access the record in the following ways:

A number of our catalogues are also available on the Discovery website: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk These catalogues are not yet available on the Nottinghamshire Archives Worldwide catalogue. If you find a description on the Discovery website, you can access the record in the ways described above.

Lists of our catalogued collections are available in our public search room. 

Finding aids

Finding aids are available for different types of records. These provide overviews of what we hold for a particular type of document.

Reference library

The Reference library contains a wide range of printed books and other publications about Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

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