Place:Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire, England

NameHolme Pierrepont
Alt namesHolme-Pierrepontsource: Family History Library Catalog
Adboltonsource: hamlet in parish
Bassingfieldsource: township in parish
Lamcotesource: hamlet in parish
Holme Lanesource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.95°N 1.083°W
Located inNottinghamshire, England
See alsoBingham Wapentake, Nottinghamshire, Englandwapentake in which the place was located
Bingham Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district 1894-1974
Rushcliffe District, Nottinghamshire, Englanddistrict covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Holme Pierrepont is a hamlet and civil parish located 5 miles (8 km) south of the city of Nottingham in Nottinghamshire, England. It is now part of the Rushcliffe local authority. The population of the civil parish (including Bassingfield) as at the 2011 Census was 528. (Bassingfield used to be part-located in the neighbouring parish of Gamston (West Bridgford).)

The word "Holme" comes from the Old English and Old Norse words for a small island or low-lying land by a river. "Pierrepont" is French for "Stone Bridge"; the family came over with William the Conqueror in 1066 and settled in Nottinghamshire in 1280.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Holme Pierrepoint from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"HOLME-PIERREPONT, a parish in Bingham [registration] district, Notts; on the river Trent, 1½ mile SW of Ratcliffe [railway] station, and 4½ E by S of Nottingham. It contains the hamlets of Holme-Lane and Adbolton, and parts of the hamlet of Lamcote and the township of Bassingfield, the last of which has a post office under Nottingham. Acres: 2,120. Real property: £4,011. Population in 1851: 179; in 1861: 150. Houses, 28. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged formerly to the Pierreponts, Dukes of Kingston; and belongs now to Earl Manvers. Holme-Pierrepont Hall, a large Gothic mansion, is the seat of Earl Manvers. The living is a rectory, united with the chapelry of Adbolton, in the diocese of Lincoln. Value: £747. Patron: Earl Manvers. The church is ancient; was recently restored; comprises nave, chancel, and aisle, with tower and lofty spire; and includes a magnificent mortuary chapel, containing numerous monuments of the Pierreponts and the Manverses. There are three small charities."

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