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. The printed version is available from the author by post and they are all available in e-book form.  Please see the contact info page for details.

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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 much original research and attempt to summarise developments from Roman, right up to modern times.


Four short booklets are currently available for people interested in the history of north west Nottingham

A Brief History of Kimberley


A Brief History of Watnall

A Brief History of Newthorpe


A Brief History of Awsworth



A Satirical Novel is also available.

See the Novel page above.

For info on the E-book versions of these booklets, please see the Other Material page.