Old Map of Nottinghamshire by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop, Newark, Retford
Old Map of Nottinghamshire by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop, Newark, Retford
Old Map of Nottinghamshire by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop, Newark, Retford

Old Map of Nottinghamshire by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop, Newark, Retford

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The Old Map of Nottinghamshire by Samuel Lewis, dating back to 1844, is a captivating and historically significant piece that allows you to explore the County of Nottinghamshire in its bygone era. This meticulously crafted map showcases the five main towns, cities, and other intriguing features of the region, providing a glimpse into the past.

This map offers a unique perspective on Nottinghamshire, revealing its major towns and cities as they were in 1844. It's important to note that some modern cities may not be present on this map, while others may be listed under earlier names, adding an element of excitement and discovery to your exploration. With its detailed cartography and exquisite craftsmanship, this map is not only a valuable historical artifact but also a stunning piece of art that will enhance any space.

Not only does this map highlight the main towns and cities, but it also showcases the historical settlements and colonies that were founded before 1840 within the boundaries of Nottinghamshire. Here is a comprehensive list of 30 notable settlements, ordered by modern-day population size, each accompanied by a short description of their significance and the year they were founded:

  • Nottingham (1067): The county town and a vibrant city with a rich history, known for its medieval castle and association with the legendary Robin Hood.
  • Mansfield (1086): A market town known for its industrial heritage, particularly in coal mining and textiles.
  • Worksop (1086): An ancient market town with a history dating back to Roman times, featuring the impressive Worksop Manor.
  • Newark-on-Trent (920): A historic market town renowned for its well-preserved castle and its significance during the English Civil War.
  • Retford (1086): A charming market town known for its Georgian architecture and traditional markets.

  • Southwell (956): A picturesque town famous for its stunning Southwell Minster, a magnificent medieval cathedral.

  • Eastwood (1170): Birthplace of the renowned author D.H. Lawrence, whose works explore the social and emotional impact of industrialization.
  • Hucknall (1086): The final resting place of the famous poet Lord Byron, known for his romantic and revolutionary writings.
  • West Bridgford (1086): A suburban town situated on the outskirts of Nottingham, offering a blend of modern amenities and natural beauty.
  • Beeston (1086): A thriving town with a rich industrial past, known for its lace-making heritage.

  • Arnold (1086): A vibrant suburban town with a bustling market and a long history dating back to the Roman era.

  • Carlton (1086): A former mining village that has transformed into a residential area with a strong sense of community.
  • Sutton-in-Ashfield (1086): A market town with a proud mining heritage, once home to numerous collieries.
  • Stapleford (1086): A town with a long history of agriculture and lace-making, offering a glimpse into Nottinghamshire's industrial past.
  • Worksop Manor (1086): A magnificent manor house surrounded by beautiful gardens, showcasing the region's architectural heritage.

  • Bingham (1086): A charming market town known for its historic buildings, including the impressive Bingham Hall.

  • East Retford (1086): A former borough town with a rich history, featuring notable Georgian and Victorian architecture.
  • Kimberley (1086): A former coal mining town that played a significant role in the Industrial Revolution.
  • Ollerton (1086): A town situated on the edge of Sherwood Forest, known for its scenic beauty and proximity to the Major Oak.
  • Radcliffe-on-Trent (1086): A picturesque village with a tranquil riverside setting, offering a peaceful retreat from city life.

  • Kirkby-in-Ashfield (1086): A town with a strong mining heritage, once home to numerous collieries and mining communities.

  • Rainworth (1086): A village located near Sherwood Forest, offering access to the natural beauty of the surrounding area.
  • East Leake (1086): A village with a rich agricultural history, surrounded by beautiful countryside and charming rural landscapes.
  • Cotgrave (1086): A former mining village that has transformed into a thriving community with modern amenities.
  • Radford (1086): A suburb of Nottingham known for its vibrant cultural scene and diverse population.

  • Keyworth (1086): A village situated on the edge of the Vale of Belvoir, offering picturesque views and a close-knit community.

  • Ruddington (1086): A village with a charming character, known for its historic buildings and traditional village events.
  • Calverton (1086): A former mining village with a strong sense of community and a picturesque countryside setting.
  • Harworth (1086): A former mining town that has undergone significant regeneration, now offering a mix of residential and industrial areas.
  • East Markham (1086): A village steeped in history, featuring beautiful architecture and a tranquil rural setting.

In addition to these notable settlements, the Old Map of Nottinghamshire showcases the county's natural features and boundaries. While the map does not specifically mention modern-day tourist attractions, there are several notable rivers, including the River Trent and the River Idle, which flow through the region, providing scenic beauty and recreational opportunities.

Between 1800 and 1850, Nottinghamshire witnessed significant historical events. These include the rise of the textile industry, the expansion of coal mining, and the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the region's economy and society. The county played a role in the Luddite movement, which protested against the mechanization of textile production, and experienced social and political changes that shaped its history.

Owning the Old Map of Nottinghamshire by Samuel Lewis, 1844, allows you to delve into the past, explore the region's rich history, and appreciate the intricate details of this beautifully crafted map. It is a treasure for history enthusiasts, cartography aficionados, and anyone seeking a unique piece of Nottinghamshire's heritage.

Please double check the images to make sure that a specific town or place is shown on this map. You can also get in touch and ask us to check the map for you.

This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16in (30.5x41cm), 16x20in (40.5x51cm), 18x24in (45.5x61cm), 24x30in (61x76cm), 32x40in (81.5x102cm) and 40x50in (102x127cm), but it looks even better when printed large.

I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 50in (127cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.

The model in the listing images is holding the 16x20in (40.5x51cm) version of this map.

The fifth listing image shows an example of my map personalisation service.

Please note the unframed 24x30in (61x76cm) map has white edges around the map. These edges can help you with framing, or if you don’t need them they are very easy to snip off with scissors. All other maps, including the framed maps, look exactly like the listing images.

If you’re looking for something slightly different, check out my main collection of UK and Ireland maps.

Please contact me to check if a certain location, landmark or feature is shown on this map.

This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, work leaving, anniversary or housewarming gift for someone from the areas covered by this map.

This map is available as a giclée print on acid free archival matte paper, or you can buy it framed. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that suits most aesthetics. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. My frames are glazed with super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite), which is significantly less reflective than glass, safer, and will always arrive in perfect condition.

My standard frame is a gallery style black ash hardwood frame. It is simple and quite modern looking. My standard frame is around 20mm (0.8in) wide.

I use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) for the frame glass. It's lighter and safer than glass - and it looks better, as the reflectivity is lower.

Six standard frame colours are available for free (black, dark brown, dark grey, oak, white and antique gold). Custom framing and mounting/matting is available if you're looking for something else.

Most maps are also available as a framed canvas. The map is printed on matte (not shiny) canvas, stretched over a box frame, and then 'floated' within a simple wood frame. The end result is quite beautiful, and there's no glazing in front of your map.

All frames are provided "ready to hang", with either a string or brackets on the back. Very large frames will have heavy duty hanging plates and/or a mounting baton. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

See some examples of my framed maps and framed canvas maps.

Alternatively, I can also supply old maps on canvas, foam board, cotton rag and other materials.

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For most orders, delivery time is about 3 working days. Personalised and custom made maps take longer, as I have to do the personalisation and send it to you for approval, which usually takes a day or two.

Please note that for larger framed orders (over 40in/100cm), and some other framed sizes, the delivery time will be closer to 7-10 days.

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We can sometimes do next-day delivery if you order before 10am. But usually it's best to contact me first before you order.

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My maps are extremely high quality reproductions of original maps.

I source original, rare maps from libraries, auction houses and private collections around the world, restore them at my London workshop, and then use specialist giclée inks and printers to create beautiful maps that look even better than the original.

My maps are printed on acid-free archival matte (not glossy) paper that feels very high quality and almost like card. In technical terms the paper weight/thickness is 10mil/200gsm. It's perfect for framing.

I print with Epson ultrachrome giclée UV fade resistant pigment inks - some of the best inks you can find.

I can also make maps on canvas, cotton rag and other exotic materials.

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If you're looking for the perfect anniversary or housewarming gift, I can personalise your map to make it truly unique. For example, I can add a short message, or highlight an important location, or add your family's coat of arms.

The options are almost infinite. Please see my map personalisation page for some wonderful examples of what's possible.

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Get in touch if you're looking for more complex customisations and personalisations.

Map ageing

I have been asked hundreds of times over the years by customers if they could buy a map that looks even older.

Well, now you can, by selecting Aged before you add a map to your basket.

All the product photos you see on this page show the map in its Original form. This is what the map looks like today.

If you select Aged, I will age your map by hand, using a special and unique process developed through years of studying old maps, talking to researchers to understand the chemistry of aging paper, and of course... lots of practice!

If you're unsure, stick to the Original colour of the map. If you want something a bit darker and older looking, go for Aged.

See some amazing examples of Aged maps.

If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.

I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984. I'm a 5-star Etsy seller. I have sold tens of thousands of maps and have over 4,000 real 5-star reviews.

I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.

Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.

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