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Nottinghamshire or Notts, a midland county; bounded, on the N W, by Yorkshire; on the N E and the E, by Lincolnshire; on the S E and the S, by Leicestershire; on the W, by Derbyshire. Its outline is irregularly ovoida1, with the long axis extending from N to S. Its boundary with part of Lincolnshire is formed by the river Trent, with part of Leicestershire, by the river Soar; with part of Derbyshire, by the river Erewash; but, in general, is artificial. Its greatest length, from N to S, is 50 miles; its greatest breadth, from E to W, is 27 miles; its circuit is about 150 miles; and its area is 526,076 acres. The greater part of the surface belongs to the valley of the Trent; and much of this, particularly in the E and in the N E, is very low, and is drained as fenland. The rest of the surface is uneven and partly hilly, but nowhere rises to higher elevations than from 400 to 600 feet. A tract of wold is in the S, extending from Hickling westward to Gotham; and a tract of hill, comprising about one-fifth of the entire area and mainlyidentical with Sherwood forest, is in the W, extending from Warsop southward to Nottingham.
Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales by John Marius Wilson.
Combs &c. Records Wapentake (Hundred) and Parish in which Combs and Associated Families have been found thus far
- Wapentake of Bassetlaw (AKA Bersetelowe, Bernedsetlawe, Bernedeslawe, Bassetlawe) (None at this time)
- Wapentake of Bingham (None at this time)
- Wapentake of Broxtowe (None at this time)
- Wapentake of Newark (None at this time)
- Wapentake of Rushcliffe (None at this time)
- Wapentake of Thurgarton (None at this time)
To learn more about medieval terms for land see the ENGLAND: Land from Medieval to Present Day.
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