Newark-on-Trent by Andrew Nicholson


The most helpful reference book on using town archives is:

This section of the Research Pathway is based on the list of documentary sources printed in:

Grant by Robert Stuffyn to Simon Botelesford of rent from a property on Baldertongate, 1334.Grant by Robert Stuffyn to Simon Botelesford of rent from a property on Baldertongate, 1334.

British Library

Use the British Library’s online archives catalogue for further details:

Newark Museums Service

A wide range of material: deeds, charters, accounts, court papers, certificates of settlement, quarter session records, 17th century siege plan of Newark, church accounts, photographs, maps receipts for the rents of tolls, documents relating to Phillipott’s Charity, court of Record (Sergeants at Mace, constables, Summons to enquire, bills of court costs), jury panels, writs, corporation accounts from 16th -18th, indentures of apprenticeship from the 17th century.

Newark Parish Church

National Archives

The National Archives catalogue is available online:

Nottinghamshire Archives

Collections at Nottinghamshire Archives containing material on Newark include:

Use the National Archives website to search the catalogues for these collections:

Nottinghamshire Archives' online catalogue, 'Nottinghamshire Archives Worldwide', has been made available. The catalogues of a growing number of archival holdings can be searched here:

Nottingham University, Manuscripts and Special Collections

The Newcastle Collection at Nottingham University contains a considerable amount of material on the town. Around 1600 entries in the catalogue relate to Newark, including rentals, court rolls, accounts, surveys, terriers, leases and deeds, correspondence, and maps.

See also:

The online catalogue provides more information on the contents of these collections: