John Chapman’s map of Nottinghamshire (1774) is the earliest printed map at a sufficiently useful scale (1 statute mile to one inch) to provide basic information on town and village layout and the existence of landscape features such as roads, parkland and mills. A facsimile version was published by Nottinghamshire County Council in 2003.
George Sanderson’s map, Twenty miles around Mansfield, originally published in 1835, covers most of Nottinghamshire at a useful scale of 2¼ inches to 1 mile (showing fields, individual buildings, roads, industrial sites, parish and township boundaries, etc) and a reproduction has been published by Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Library Services.
Large scale Ordnance Survey maps from the late 19th and early 20th centuries show Carrington in great detail:
- 1:2500 (25” to the mile) and 1:10560 (6” to the mile) published in 1885 (1st revision in 1901; 2nd revision in 1920; 4th revision, c.1947)
These maps can be consulted at Nottinghamshire Archives or the local studies sections at Nottingham Central Library or Sherwood Library. They are also available online:
- Nottinghamshire Insight Mapping (select 'Historical' from the pull-down menu at the top of the screen)
- National Library of Scotland Ordnance Survey Maps
Archives and Special Collections, University of Nottingham
Several maps of property in Carrington are listed on the Archives and Special Collections Online Catalogue