A county in the East Midlands of England. Much of Nottinghamshire lies under Forest Law - it includes the forests of Sherwood, Hatfield and the Clay. The county town and primary market is Nottingham; it's second town is Newark . Since 1189 Notitnghamshire and neighbouring Derbyshire have been held by King Richard I's younger brother John, Count of Mortain, and he rules them as a palatinate - he appoints government officials, and revenues from taxes and fines go to his treasury, not the royal treasury. The current Sheriff of Notitnghamshire, Derbyshire and the Royal Forests is William de Wenneval. The Wardens of the Royal Forests are Matilda de Caux and her husband Ralph Fitzstephen.
NottinghamshireThis map, surveyed by John Chapman in 1774 and published in 1776, is one of the oldest detailed maps of the county. Several turnpike roads had already been built by this time, but there are a number of features that no longer exist, such as the meanders in the Trent at West Burton and Bole - a storm in 1784 caused the Trent to burst through the narrows, leaving the meanders as oxbow lakes which slowly dried. This map names the meanders as Burton Round and No Man's Friend. The map also shows several islands in the Trent. The original digitisation of this map is a 1.8Gb tiff scanned by McMaster University in Ontario and released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License. The original is on 42 sheets bound on cloth. I've modified it be trying (as best I can) to stitch the individual sheets together, and reduced the resolution to reach a file size allowed by this site, then added various medeival sites and boundaries. You can fint the original digitisation at McMasters' Digital Archive.