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Further reading


The Rivers Trent and Leen and the Trent River Authority

  • Haile, W.H. 'The River Trent Catchment Board and Its Work', in British Association for the Advancement of Science, A Scientific Survey of Nottingham and District (1937), 90-94
  • Potter, H.R., Notes on the River Trent and its Tributaries. November, 1958 (Gainsborough, Trent River Authority, Northern Division, 1958, republished 1965)
  • Potter, H.R. Report on the history of the River Leen near Nottingham (Nottingham: Marshall Nixon, Engineer to the Trent River Board, 1962)
  • Trent River Authority, The River Trent and its Tributaries (Nottingham, [c.1969])
  • Trent River Authority. Official Handbook of the Trent River Authority (Cheltenham and London: Ed. J. Burrow and Co. Ltd, [1972]) 


Hydrology and sediment studies

  • Potter, H.R., Studies of erosion and transport of sediment in the Trent basin (University of Nottingham Thesis, 1973)
  • Potter, H.R., The use of historic records for the augmentation of hydrological data ([Wallingford]: Institute of Hydrology, 1978)


City of Nottingham sanitary conditions and waterworks

  • Seaton, Edward. A report on the sanitary condition of the borough of Nottingham (Nottingham, 1873)
  • City of Nottingham Water Department, Jubilee of Ownership 1880-1930. A Short History of the Waterworks (Nottingham, 1930).
  • City of Nottingham baths and wash houses : official handbook, season 1932." Inauguration of Sewage Disposal Works (Nottingham, 1936)
  • Adams, R.W., 'Water Supply', in Nottingham and its region, ed. K.C. Edwards (Nottingham: published for the British Association, 1966)
  • Smith, Stephanie Dawn. The water supply of Nottingham to 1900 : the achievements, character, impact and legacy of the water engineer, Thomas Hawksley, FRS (Dissertation (MA in Local and Regional History)-University of Nottingham, 2005)
  • Pure and constant : the life and legacy of Thomas Hawksley, 1807-1893 (Suffolk, c.2008)


Hatfield Chase Corporation

  • Bramley, J., 'Sir Cornelius Vermuyden', Transactions of the Thoroton Society, vol. 35 (1931), 109-117
  • Dunston, G., The Rivers of Axholme, with a history of the navigable rivers and canals of the district (London: A Brown and Sons Ltd, c.1909)
  • Fleet, Peter F., The Isle of Axholme, 1540-1640: economy and society (University of Nottingham thesis, 2002)
  • Garner, Stephen R., A topographical study of the wetlands of Axholme: with particular regard to Messic Mere and the Skiers before and after the drainage (Epworth: S.R. Garner, 1997)
  • Garner, Stephen R., The historic boundaries of Axholme: being a survey of the isle's ancient river systems and administrative divisions (Doncaster: S.R. Garner, 2003)
  • Korthals-Altes, J. Sir Cornelius Vermuyden: The Lifework of a Great Anglo-Dutchman in Land-Reclamation and Drainage (Williams and Norgate, 1925)
  • Read, William, ed. Thomas C. Fletcher, Read's history of the Isle of Axholme: its manors and parishes: with biographical notices of eminent men (Epworth: Read and Co., 1858)
  • Reading, N., 'Nathanael [sic] Reading and the Commissioners of Sewers for the Level of Hatfield Chace', Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, 18 (1905), [183]-196.
  • Sitch, Bryan, Isle of Axholme: man and landscape (Beverley : Humberside Archaeology Unit, Humberside County Council, 1989)
  • Stovin, G. 'A Brief Account of the Drainage of the Levells of Hatfield Chase and Parts Adjacent in the Countys of York, Lincoln and Nottingham. Copy of a document (author G. Stovin, 1752) submitted by A. de M. Chesterman ..., agent to trustees of late Lord St. Oswald', Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, 37 (1948-1951), 385-391
  • Tomlinson, John, Level of Hatfield Chace and Parts Adjacent (1882)


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