Local Historians

John Throsby 1739–1803

John ThrosbyInitially studying his home town antiquities, Throsby published his first book titled The Memoirs of the Town and County of Leicester in 1777. But he was noted here for republishing with updates all Thoroton's work in 1790, entitled Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire. This modest addition comes from Volume two of three, following an original 1677 account of SUTTON in ASHFEILD, and HUCKNALL HUTHWAYT.

Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire
John Throsby

Sutton in Ashfield - 1790


Lordship is owned principally by the Dukes of Portland and Devonshire, between whom there has been sometime since some accommodating matters, in exchange of land.

Samuel Bristow, Esq. has two farms near the village. The land is chiefly enclosed. In the village, which is very large, are several dissenting meeting-houses.

The Chapel has a spire with three bells and is dedicated to St. Mary. It is built on a tollerable large scale, and is well galleried, but I am informed, insufficient for the congregation.

Certified value, 14l. 6s. 8d. Duke of Devonshire presents. Incumbent, Rev. Tho. Hunt, Cur. Pri. Thurgarton, Propr.


Written 13 Nov 11 Revised 12 Jan 12 © by Gary Elliott