Newark-on-Trent by Andrew Nicholson


Civil War propaganda pamphlet printed in 1644.Civil War propaganda pamphlet printed in 1644.

A list of books and articles on aspects of Newark's history is available on the Nottinghamshire Bibliography Online.

A selection of key books and articles extracted from the Nottinghamshire Bibliography follows.


Trade directories

Trade directories are an invaluable resource for 19th/early 20th century town history. Leicester University has recently made the full text of a representative selection of trade directories for Nottinghamshire (including Cook's Newark & District Directory published in 1892) available online:


The following newspapers are available to view on microfilm at Newark Library:

Newspaper title Dates available Index
Newark Advertiser 1855 to present 1855-1970
Newark Herald 1791-1792  
Newark Herald 1873-1960  
Newark Times & Notts Advertiser Oct 1839-Sep 1841  
South Notts Advertiser & Newark Railway Intelligencer Mar-Apr 1884  

Source: Nottinghamshire Library Service

A fascinating picture of life in Newark in the early 19th century, drawn from newspapers of the time has been compiled by Rolf Vernon:


All periods

Civil War

Eighteenth - Twentieth Century

Economic history

Local government and services

Education and Schools

Religion and churches

Other Churches