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NOTTINGHAMSHIRE is an inland shire intersected by the Trent, bounded on the north and north-west by Yorkshire, on the west by Derbyshire, on the east by Lincolnshire, on the south-east and south by Leicestershire. It is shaped like an egg, being 50 miles in length from north to south and 25 miles in its greatest breadth.
Transcribed from Kelly's Directory of Nottinghamshire, 1904