For this church:
Brinsley St James
Nottinghamshire Archives Office (Southwell Diocesan Archives)
Faculty 1878 - alteration of seating, construction of chancel and organ chamber, repairs, fittings.
Faculty 1913 - enlarging of present vestry.
Faculty 1919 - provision of memorial tablet to Cecil Smalley, killed in action and provision of wrought iron chancel screen with memorial tablet to those who feel in the Great War.
Faculty 1938 to extend vestry, replace Entrance Doors.
Faculty 1948 to install electric blower for organ.
Faculty 1958 - Erection of Lychgate.
Orders in Council 1861 separating Brinsley from Greasley. 1958 - transfer of Benefice from National Coal Board of their right of patronage to the Bishop Of Southwell.
Indentures 1862 between Henry Pelham, Duke of Newcastle and the Ecclesiastical Commissioners and Rev. Edward Cayley, granting perpetual rent charge as endowment.
Terrier 1864 - details of churchyard and internal furnishings, 1908 - details of St John’s Mission School and Reading Room, 1932 - increased acreage of churchyard.
Diocesan Day Books.
Various papers e.g. Poster announcing the Opening of Brinsley Church 1838, Insurance for St John’s 1931.
Nottinghamshire County Library, Local Studies
Village and Church file
J T Walters, Parish of Brinsley, Notts Countryside Magazine (1951)
John Robinson, Brinsley, Villages of the Byron and Lawrence Country
Doubleday Index. Mansfield Quarries.
Roy Christian, Nottinghamshire
Chris Weir, Nottinghamshire Heritage
The Countryside of D H Lawrence published by Broxtowe Borough Council
N. Pevsner, Buildings of England Nottinghamshire (1951)
Rodolphe, Baron von Hube, Greysela (1901)
Brinsley Census Returns
Parish Registers for Brinsley from 1861
Parish Registers for Greasley.
Trade Directories by Kelly 1876, 1900,1908,1936,1941
Trade Directories by White 1832, 1844, 1853, 1864, 1894
Nottinghamshire Family History Society Monumental Inscriptions, Vol. 57
Public Library, Eastwood
War Graves Commission
War Grave information
George Dawson, The Church Bells of Nottinghamshire (Part I) (1994)
Stan Smith, Brinsley and St James the Great (1994)