Holme Pierrepont is a hamlet located 5 miles (8 km) south of the city of Nottingham in Nottinghamshire, England. It is in the Gamston ward of the Rushcliffe local authority in the East Midlands region.
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.
National Water Sports Centre
The National Water Sports Centre offers some of the most comprehensive water sports facilities in the world. It was purpose-built to facilitate the training of elite athletes and the holding of National and International competitions primarily in the disciplines of rowing and both white water and placid water kayaking/canoeing, although it is used to run many other activities. The Centre is set in 270 acres (1.1 km2) of country park and boasts a 2000 m Regatta Lake, White Water Slalom Course and Water Skiing Lagoon.
The National Water Sports Centre is currently owned by Nottinghamshire County Council and leased to Sport England. As part of the re-profiling of National Centres, Sport England did not continue to fund the National Water Sports Centre after its management contract ended in 2009.
Holme Pierrepont Hall
There is evidence that Holme Pierrepont was settled by farming communities at least as long ago as the Neolithic era. Archaeological remains from the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman period have been found in the parish.
The main historic features of Holme Pierrepont are the Church of St Edmund and Holme Pierrepont Hall.
- 1086 – the place comprised a mill, 80 acres (320,000 m2) of meadow, and was worth £6.
- 1257 – Sir Henry Pierrepont marries Annora de Manvers, heir to Holme, and the name Pierrepont becomes attached to the hamlet
- 1628 – Sir Robert Pierrepont created Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull by King Charles I
- 1715 – Evelyn Pierrepont created Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull by King George I
- 1940 – Holme Pierrepoint Estate broken up and sold.
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