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This is a list of scheduled monuments in Nottingamshire, a county in England.

In the United Kingdom, a scheduled monument is a "nationally important" archaeological site or historic building that has been given protection against unauthorised change by being placed on a list (or "schedule") by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport; English Heritage takes the leading role in identifying such sites. Scheduled monuments are defined in the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 and the National Heritage Act 1983. There are about 20,000 Scheduled Monument entries on the list, which is maintained by English Heritage; more than one site can be included in a single entry.

While a scheduled monument can also be recognised as a listed building, English Heritage considers listed building status as a better way of protecting buildings than scheduled monument status. If a monument is considered by English Heritage to "no longer merit scheduling" it can be descheduled.

Nottinghamshire has over 160 scheduled monuments including various Roman, medieval and Civil War sites, buildings and ruins.

Image Name Feature Location Notes
Annesley Old Church, Nottinghamshire (25)
Annesley Old Church
All Saints Church and graveyard Church Annesley, Ashfield Remains of medieval C13th church and graveyard. The church was abandoned when a new church for the colliery village of Annesley was built in 1874.
Anglo Saxon Cross, St Helen's Church - - 411929
Anglo-Saxon cross in St Helen's parish churchyard
Anglian high cross in the churchyard of St Helen's Church Cross Stapleford, Broxtowe
Annesley Castle Motte
Annesley Castle Motte
Annesley motte and bailey castle Castle Annesley, Ashfield
Palace ruins - - 334685
Archbishop's Palace Ruins
Archbishop's Palace Building Southwell The palace dates from the 14th Century. Cardinal Wolsey lived here. The arrest of Charles Ӏ was formalised here, following his capture in Southwell.
Averham moat and enclosure Moated site Averham, Newark
Beacon Hill camp Settlement Gringley on the Hill, Bassetlaw
Beauvale Priory Remains
Beauvale Priory Remains
Beauvale Priory Building Greasley, Broxtowe Priory established at Beauvale in 1343 for the Carthusian Order by Sir Nicholas de Cantilupe (Lord of Ilkeston in Derbyshire and Lord of Greasley in Nottinghamshire), with Royal consent from Edward III.
Beeston Lodge Clipstone Peel
Beeston Lodge, Clipstone Peel
Beeston Lodge Building Clipstone, Mansfield The 14th century site was a fortified agricultural community enclosed by Edward II as an addendum to the south-west of Clipstone Park.
Bestwood Colliery winding engine house and headstocks - - 639091
Bestwood Colliery winding engine house & headstocks
Bestwood Colliery engine house Building Bestwood St. Albans The country's only example of a vertical duplex steam winding engine. Built in 1873 at the Worsley Mesnes Ironworks, Wigan. The pit closed in 1967.
Bingham medieval settlement Settlement Bingham Immediately west of Carnarvon School
Blyth New Bridge
Blyth New Bridge Bridge Blyth, Bassetlaw Grade I listed bridge, built by John Carr in 1770, which carries the A634 over the River Ryton.
Blyth Church - - 53326
Blyth Church, which incorporates part of the former priory
Blyth Priory Building Blyth, Bassetlaw Blyth Priory was founded in 1088 by Roger de Busli, as a house of Benedictine Monks.
Blyth School Building Blyth, Bassetlaw
Bothamsall motte - - 415730
Bothamsall motte
Bothamsall motte and bailey castle and hollow way Castle Bothamsall, Bassetlaw Overlooking the River Meden
Bowl barrow at Holbeck Barrow Holbeck, Bassetlaw 240m SSE of Woodend Farm
Bowl barrow at Laxton Barrow Laxton and Moorhouse, Newark 70m South of church of St Michael
Bowl barrow at Perlethorpe Barrow Perlethorpe cum Budby, Newark 452m NW of Cameleon Lodge
Bowl barrow at Thorpe Barrow Thorpe, Newark 160m SE of Wharf Farm
Castle Hill Castle Thurgarton, Newark
Castle Hill fortified manor Fort Ashfield
Caves at Drury Hill Cave Nottingham
Caves under Nos 3-7 Middle Pavement Cave Nottingham
Cellar under No 8, Castle Gate Building Nottingham
Civil War defences Military Coddington, Newark 270m and 300m West of Vale Farm
Civil War fieldwork on Crankley Point Military South Muskham, Newark
Civil War gun battery at Shelford Military Shelford and Newton, Rushcliffe 50m SW of St Peters and St Paul's Church
Civil War gun battery and covered way Military Wiverton Hall, Rushcliffe Immediately SE of Wiverton Hall
Civil War redoubt at Newark Military Newark 550m SE of Valley Farm
Civil War redoubt at Newark Military Newark 680m NW of Dairy Farm
Civil War redoubt at South Muskham Military South Muskham, Newark 580m ENE of sugar refinery
Civil War redoubt on Beacon Hill Military Newark 550m NW of The Firs
Civil War redoubt on Crankley Point Military South Muskham, Newark
Civil War sconce at Newark Military Newark 650m NW of Devon Bridge
Civil War Sconce at South Muskham Military South Muskham, Newark 150m West of Muskham Bridge
Civil War town defences within the Friary Garden Military Newark
Coal mining remains at Broad Oak Farm Mining Strelley, Broxtowe
Cockpit Hill, Ramsdale Park Earthwork Calverton A circular earthwork bank of a hillfort, excavated in 1974.
Cranmers Mound, Aslockton (geograph 3923414)
Cranmer's Mound, Aslockton
Cranmer's Mound Moated site Aslockton, Rushcliffe Motte castle, prospect mound, moated fishponds, enclosure, hollow way and ridge and furrow
Mother Grundy's Parlour Cave, Creswell Crags (3)
Mother Grundy's Parlour Cave, Creswell Crags
Creswell Gorge Palaeolithic and later prehistoric sites, including Pinhole Cave, Mother Grundy's Parlour and Robin Hood's Cave Settlement Creswell, Worksop Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge on the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, near the villages of Creswell and Whitwell. The cliffs in the ravine contain several caves that were occupied during the last ice age, between around 43,000 and 10,000 years ago. Its caves contain the northernmost cave art in Europe.
Boat House Cave, Creswell Crags, Notts (4)
Boat House Cave, Creswell Crags
Creswell Gorge Palaeolithic and later prehistoric sites, including Boat House Cave and Church Hole Cave Settlement Creswell, Worksop See above
Crococalana Roman town Settlement Collingham, Newark Brough was the site of the Roman town of Crococalana, which grew around a military fort of the 1st century. The town spread along the Fosse Way for about a mile, and had ditched defences.
Celtic Type Cross, Laxton Churchyard - - 177387
Celtic Type Cross, Laxton Churchyard
Cross in St Michael's churchyard Cross Laxton and Moorhouse, Newark
Cuckney motte and bailey castle, Norton Road, Cuckney (4)
Cuckney motte and bailey castle
Cuckney Castle Castle Cuckney, Bassetlaw A motte and bailey fortress founded by Thomas de Cuckney. The low remains can be found at the edge of the churchyard of St Mary's Church, Norton Cuckney.
Dog Island moat near Gainsborough Moated site Beckingham, Bassetlaw
Dovecote at Barnby Hall Building Barnby in the Willows, Newark 250m NW of Barnby Hall
Dovecote at Flintham Building Flintham, Rushcliffe 240m East of Home Farm
Dovecote at Home Farm Building Nottingham 600m east of Home Farm
Dovecote at Manor Farm Building Barton in Fabis, Rushcliffe
Earlshaw Hall moat Moated site Caunton, Newark
Earthwork to East of Wellow Earthwork Wellow
Fishponds at Annesley Ponds Annesley, Ashfield 170m South of Damstead Farm
Fishponds at Ashfield Ponds Ashfield 220m East of St Wilfrid's Church
Fishponds at Broxtowe Ponds Broxtowe 90m south east St Mary's Church
Fishponds at Laxton Ponds Laxton and Moorhouse, Newark 220m SW of St Michael's Church
Fleet Plantation moated site Moated site Rampton, Bassetlaw
Formal and water gardens at Shireoaks Hall Gardens Shireoaks, Bassetlaw
Fountain Dale moat Moated site Lindhurst, Newark
Fox Wood earthworks Earthwork Calverton Site of a hillfort with oval ditches and banks.
Gaddick Hill medieval motte and bailey castle and post-medieval manor house Castle Egmanton, Newark
Remains of Greasley Castle - - 1553342
Remains of Greasley Castle
Greasley Castle Castle Greasley, Broxtowe In 1340 Sir Nicholas de Cantelupe converted his manor house (alongside Greasley church) into Greasley Castle. Greasley Castle Farm now stands on the site.
Gun platform Military South Muskham, Newark 440m SE of Muskham Bridge
Haughton Chapel - - 1072949
Haughton Chapel Remains
Haughton Chapel Building Haughton, Bassetlaw Ruin of St James' church at Haughton. The earliest parts of the building are 12th-century. The roof was lost in 1915.
Haughton decoy and motte and bailey castle Castle Haughton, Bassetlaw
Hawton moated site, fishpond, Civil War redoubt and ridge and furrow Moated site Hawton, Newark
Hayton Castle moated site and fishpond Moated site Hayton, Bassetlaw
Henge at Bingham Henge Bingham, Rushcliffe 850m SE of Foss Road Farm
Henge at Gunthorpe Henge Gunthorpe, Newark 120m South of Lodge Farm
Iron Age settlement Settlement South Muskham, Newark
Jordan Castle Castle Wellow, Newark Ringwork, fortified manor, hollow way, fishpond and ridge and furrow
Kilvington medieval settlement and part of an open field system Settlement Kilvington, Newark 400m SW of Staunton Hall
King John's Palace, Clipstone, Nottinghamshire
King John's Palace at Clipstone
King John's Palace Building King's Clipstone, Mansfield Remains of a former medieval royal residence in Clipstone. It has been known as "King John's Palace" (although King John only spent a few days here) since the 18th century. It was previously known as the "King's Houses", built for Henry II from 1176 within a deer park.
King's Mill Viaduct, Kings Mill Lane, Mansfield (7)
King's Mill Viaduct, Kings Mill Lane
King's Mill Viaduct Bridge Mansfield Five arch viaduct built by Josiah Jessop to carry the Mansfield & Pinxton Railway, a horse-drawn railway constructed in 1819 to transport stone and lime from Mansfield to the head of the Pinxton branch of the Cromford Canal. The structure remained in use as part of a siding until 1970. The viaduct now carries a footpath.
Langford medieval village Settlement Langford, Newark Includes moat and open field system

450m NW of Elmtree Farm

Lenton Priory
Remains of Lenton Priory
Lenton Priory Church Nottingham
Little Carlton medieval village and part of the meadow field system Settlement South Muskham, Newark Earthworks and buried remains of Little Carlton medieval village, referred to as Carleton in the Domesday Book of 1086.
Manor Farm moat Moated site Scrooby, Bassetlaw
View towards Margidunum - - 1555331
View towards Margidunum
Margidunum Roman Station Settlement Bingham, Rushcliffe The Roman camp of Margidunum is situated on the Fosse Way, halfway between Leicester and Lincoln.
The Market Cross, Gringley on the Hill - - 520308
Market Cross, Gringley on the Hill
Market cross at Gringley Cross Gringley on the Hill, Bassetlaw Stone cross at the junction of Cross Hill and High Street. A plaque on the steps of the cross states that a market charter was granted to the village on 2 November 1252.
Kirkby Cross, Kirkby in Ashfield - - 87208
Kirkby Cross, Kirkby in Ashfield
Market cross, Kirkby in Ashfield Cross Ashfield
Markham Moor Bridge (or 'Mirihil' Bridge) Bridge West Drayton, Bassetlaw
Mattersey Priory ruins
Mattersey Priory Ruins
Mattersey Priory Gilbertine monastery Building Mattersey, Bassetlaw The priory was founded by Roger FitzRalph in 1185, and was dedicated to St Helen. It was constructed on a gravel island in the River Idle.
Medieval city wall Defences Nottingham
Medieval market cross and 19th century commemorative cross Cross Colston Bassett, Rushcliffe
Medieval settlement and open field system Settlement West Burton, Bassetlaw Immediately SE of Low Farm
Medieval settlement and remains of open fields Settlement East Stoke, Newark Immediately west of East Stoke village
Medieval settlement including a moated site and open field system Settlement West Markham, Bassetlaw Immediately NE and South of Hall Farm
Medieval village Settlement Sibthorpe, Rushcliffe Including monastic college, chapel, moat, fishponds, dovecote and open field system

200m South of Manor Farm

Minor Romano-British villa Building Car Colston, Rushcliffe Moat and associated medieval manorial and village earthworks, including six fishponds
Moat and fishpond at Strelley Moated site Strelley, Broxtowe 240m SE of All Saints' Church
Moat, fishpond, enclosures, hollow way and postmill mound Moated site Kinoulton, Rushcliffe 600m NW of Barland Fields
Moat, three fishponds, enclosures, hollow way and part of a road at Hall Yard Moated site Weston, Newark
Moat, two fishponds, boundary bank and ditch and two leats Moated site Whatton-in-the-Vale, Rushcliffe
Moat, two fishponds, fishstews and pond bay Moated site Coddington, Newark West of Balderton Lane
Moated fishpond complex Moated site Egmanton, Newark With moat, fishstews, seven fishponds with sluices, ridge and furrow and a leat
Moated site Moated site Newark 750m NW of Dairy Farm
Moated site and fishpond east of Misson village Moated site Misson, Bassetlaw
Moated site and fishponds Moated site Rushcliffe 225m North of Wiverton Hall
Moated site west of Church Road Moated site Harby, Newark
Moated site, fishponds and decoy pond Moated site Winkburn, Newark 490m NW of Park Spring Farm
Motte and bailey castle adjacent to River Trent Castle East Bridgford, Rushcliffe
Motte and bailey castle and associated medieval and post-medieval manorial remains, including six fishponds Castle Laxton and Moorhouse, Newark
Mound at Oxton Earthwork Oxton 270m West of Moorfields Farm
Mound at Syke Breck Farm Earthwork Blidworth
Mound, East of Haywood Oaks Farm Earthwork Blidworth
Mound on Hamilton Hill Earthwork Ashfield
Mound, South of Sand Lane Earthwork Besthorpe, Newark
Newark Castle, 2008
Newark Castle by River Trent
Newark Castle Castle Newark Castle was founded in Newark-on-Trent in the mid 12th century by Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln. Originally a timber castle, it was rebuilt in stone towards the end of the century. Dismantled in the 17th century after the English Civil War, the castle was restored in the 19th century.
Newark town wall (Lombard Street) Defences Newark
Newbold medieval settlement and part of the open field system Settlement Kinoulton, Rushcliffe 330m NE of Manor Farm
Norwell Woodhouse moat and fishpond Moated site Norwell, Newark
Nottingham Castle Gate 2009
Nottingham Castle gate house
Nottingham Castle Castle Nottingham Medieval motte and bailey castle built in 1068. In 1651 all of the fortifications were demolished except for the gatehouse and the base of Edward IV's tower.
Old Hall moat and two fishponds Moated site Norwell, Newark
Old Trent Bridge-geograph-3441254-by-John-Sutton
Old Trent Bridge
Old Trent Bridge Bridge Rushcliffe, Nottingham Replaced by the current Trent Bridge in 1871.
Oldox camp Settlement Oxton Hill-fort that is roughly triangular and encloses 1.5 acres. Roman coins in a pot and a Saxon burial have been found here.
Papplewick Pumping Station - - 891811
Papplewick Pumping Station
Papplewick Pumping Station Building Papplewick Near the village of Papplewick, built by Nottingham Corporation Water Department between 1881 and 1884 to pump water from the Bunter sandstone to provide drinking water to the City of Nottingham.
Queen's Sconce
Queen's Sconce, Newark-on-Trent
Queen's Sconce Military Devon Park, Newark Civil War sconce built by the Royalist army as part of the defences around Newark-on-Trent. The earthwork is larger than 100m x 100m with 9m high ramparts.
Rectangular barrows at North Muskham Barrow North Muskham, Newark
Ringwork at Kingshaugh Farm Earthwork East Markham, Bassetlaw
Rock cut houses N of Castle Boulevard Building Nottingham
Rock cut houses S of Nottingham Castle Building Nottingham
Rolleston Manor Moated site Rolleston, Newark Three moats, eight fishponds with sluices, ridge and furrow and a leat
Calverton Site of Roman Camp
Site of Roman Camp at Calverton
2 Roman camps at Calverton Settlement Calverton Flat present fields (to the West of Dover Beck, which feeds the River Trent) have no standing remains. Buried structures are clearly visible though on aerial photographs. The site is about 300m x 300m.

At the junction of Whinbush Lane and B6386, 350m NE of Lodge Farm

Hoards of Roman coins have also been found in Calverton as recently as 1960.

Farnsfield Site of Roman Camp
Site of Roman Camp at Farnsfield
Roman camp at Farnsfield Settlement Farnsfield No standing remains in the present fields but excavations in 1978 revealed Roman defensive ditches and remains. Outlines of the camp structure are clearly visible on aerial photos, including the satellite view on Google Maps.

The camp was about 200m x 200m.

By Longland Lane, 470m South of Carr Banks Farm

Roman camp at Holme Settlement Holme, Newark 750m East of Church Cottages
Roman fort and a section of Roman road Fort Scaftworth, Bassetlaw 350m NW of Holly House Farm
Roman site on Red Hill Settlement Thrumpton, Rushcliffe
Roman vexillation fortress Fort Edingley, Southwell 310m and 530m South of Osmanthorpe Manor
Roman villa at Oldcoates Building Styrrup with Oldcotes, Bassetlaw
Roman villa complex and Anglo-Saxon cemetery Building Southwell
Roman villa at Mansfield Building Mansfield ESE of Northfield House
Romano-British nucleated enclosed settlement and Roman villa complex at Glebe Farm Settlement Barton in Fabis, Rushcliffe
Round Hill at Lambley Lambley, Gedling
Rufford Abbey (1)
Rufford Abbey
Rufford Abbey Cistercian monastery Building Rufford Monastic precinct, water-management works, pre-monastic open-field system and post-medieval building
Saxon cemetery Cemetery Upper Broughton, Rushcliffe SW of Broughton Lodge
Segelocum Roman town Settlement Sturton Le Steeple, Bassetlaw
Settlement at Cromwell Settlement Cromwell, Newark 1200m West of Cromwell Village
Settlement site at Morton Settlement Fiskerton cum Morton, Newark
Site at Cromwell Cromwell, Newark

NNE of village

Discovered by aerial photography
Site of Abbey Church Newstead
Site of Ad Pontem, Stoke by Newark Thorpe, Newark
Site of Old Hall, South of Haughton Hall Farm Haughton, Bassetlaw
Site of pit alignments South Muskham, Newark
Skegby Manor House Building Ashfield Remains of a medieval hall and earthwork from the early C13th.

Immediately SE of Pond Cottage

Combs Farm Camp Iron Age Hillfort
Combs Farm Camp Iron Age Hillfort
Slight univallate (single-walled) hillfort Fort Farnsfield Visible remains of Iron Age Hillfort are an earthwork bank surrounded by a ditch. Buried remains, pottery frgaments, Roman tiles and a Bronze Age axe have been found here.

170m West of Combs Farm

The ruins of St. Helens church, South Wheatley (geograph 3188745)
West tower of the ruined St Helen's parish church
St Helen's Church Church South Wheatley, Bassetlaw
St John Baptist's Church and graveyard Church Colwick, Nottingham
St Mary's Church, Colston Bassett-17462467216
Ruins of St Mary's Church
St Mary's Church Church Colston Bassett, Rushcliffe
St Wilfrid's Graveyard, outside Kinoulton - - 430764
St Wilfrid's Graveyard
St Wilfrid's Church and churchyard Church Kinoulton, Rushcliffe Abandoned at the end of the eighteenth century, when the church was moved closer to the village
Collingham Cross - - 57400
Collingham Cross
Standing cross at Collingham Cross Collingham, Newark On the West side of High Street
Standing cross at Holme Cross Holme, Newark 140m North of The Old Hall
Standing cross at North Muskham Cross North Muskham, Newark 300m North of Trent Farm
Beaumond Cross - - 332633
Beaumond Cross
Standing cross known as Beaumond Cross Cross Newark Relocated to London Road Gardens from the south end of Carter Gate, a much weathered 15th century cross shaft repaired and ornamented in 1778, restored again in 1801.
Bottom Cross, Linby - - 431537
Bottom Cross, Linby
Standing cross known as Bottom Cross Cross Linby
Top Cross - - 1002515
Top Cross, Linby
Standing cross known as Top Cross Cross Linby
Standing cross on Church Street, Mansfield Woodhouse (1)
Standing cross on Church Street, Mansfield Woodhouse
Standing cross on Church Street, Mansfield Woodhouse Cross Mansfield
Village Green and Cross, Upper Broughton - - 102609
Village Green and Cross, Upper Broughton
Standing cross on Upper Broughton village green Cross Upper Broughton, Rushcliffe
Standing cross on Walkeringham village green Cross Walkeringham, Bassetlaw
Succession of rectilinear enclosures SW of Shelford Manor Enclosure Shelford and Newton, Rushcliffe
Thorpe in the Glebe medieval settlement Settlement Thorpe in the Glebe, Rushcliffe Including church site and open field system
Three round barrows on Laxton Common Barrow Laxton and Moorhouse, Newark
Timber circle Henge East Stoke, Newark 430m NE of Stoke Fields Farm
Two moats and five fishponds at Top Green Moated site Sibthorpe, Rushcliffe
Wansley Hall manorial site Building Bagthorpe, Ashfield Remains of medieval Hall which was built c.1200AD.
West Bridge Bridge Clumber Park
Whimpton deserted medieval village (geograph 5554239)
Earthworks of the former village
Whimpton Moor medieval village and moated site Settlement Ragnall, Bassetlaw
Wigthorpe medieval settlement and part of the open field system Settlement Carlton in Lindrick, Bassetlaw Immediately North of Wigthorpe Farm
Willoughby deserted medieval village Settlement Norwell, Newark Post-medieval moated manor, church, six fishponds, ridge and furrow and hollow way
Worksop Castle Castle Bassetlaw Eleventh century motte castle and twelfth century shell keep castle
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