The Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire, generally known as the Thoroton Society, is Nottinghamshire’s principal historical and archaeological society.It was established in 1897, and takes its name from Dr Robert Thoroton who published the first county history of Nottinghamshire in 1677. It is a registered charity.
To promote knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the history, archaeology and antiquities of Nottinghamshire, and to support local research and conservation.
The society is governed by the Officers and Council of the Thoroton Society elected at the Annual General Meeting. The current president is Adrian Henstock BA DAA FRHistS.
The society has two main series of publications:
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