For a further description of each booklet, please see the relevant site page.
For additional historical information on the area please see the ‘Other Material’ page.
The booklets are available locally, both to borrow and to buy. They are also available from the author by post. Please see the contact info page for details.
The booklets are short historical accounts of Kimberley, Watnall, Awsworth and Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire.
These settlements are now part of the Nottingham conurbation and might appear on a fairly superficial level to be rather ordinary. But they are all listed in the Domesday Book of 1087 and all have fascinating and complex histories stretching back at least to Saxon times. They were all, at one time or another, owned by some of the greatest aristocratic families in England and all have complex agricultural and industrial legacies.
The four booklets, by J.M.Lee, bring together some recent research and attempt to summarise developments from Roman, right up to modern times. The Kimberley booklet is a new edition, fully revised for 2013.
Four short booklets are currently available for people interested in the history of north west Nottingham
The Kimberley booklet is a new edition, fully revised for 2013. See Kimberley page.