Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 1, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby. Originally published by J Throsby, Nottingham, 1790.
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Lay to Newark before the Conquest, and was then the famous Countess Godeva's, and since the Bishop of Lincoln's, till it was taken into the Crown, where it remains, as in the Town of Newarke may be observed. (fn. 1)